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St. Johns County is a special place for birds. Help us celebrate and protect it!

We encourage you to consider joining the SJCA. You can join for as little as $15/year, which helps us continue and expand our work. To join the SJCA, follow this link: https://stjohnsaudubon.com/membership/

• We generally host a number of bird walks and field trips throughout our season for our members and the general public. However, due to the Covid pandemic, we are organizing bird walks and field trips carefully this year and putting into place new protocols to protect our participants. Participation in our walks and field trips is currently limited to 20 people or less, depending on the event. SJCA members will have a priority when there is limited space for a specific event.

• Beginning birders are particularly welcome at our events! The advanced birders who lead these events enjoy helping others learn about the habitats, songs, and lives of birds and how we can protect their habitats.

• We also engage in waterways cleanups on a regular basis, which is a wonderful way to be on the water and see birds (as well as help clean our waterways of debris).

• We support two Christmas Bird Counts, EagleWatch, Climate Watch, and the Florida Shorebird Alliance to protect nesting shorebirds.

Check out our website: http://www.stjohnsaudubon.com .

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We look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming events (5)

Birding Field Trip to Merritt Island - FULL

Online event

This event is limited to ten (10) participants (not including trip leaders) and you must obtain a ticket through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birding-field-trip-to-merritt-island-tickets-128325279365 SJCA members will be given preference for the limited spaces. Sue Killeen will lead this fantastic field trip to see numerous species of ducks and wading birds, scrub jays, hawks and eagles, and songbirds. Binoculars, scopes, and cameras are highly recommended. This field trip is sure to be one of the highlights of the year! You may want to go down to Merritt Island the night before in order to be bright-eyed and ready to bird the first thing in the morning! If you want to meet us for dinner, contact Amy Koch, [masked]. Meet at the Publix in St. Johns Plaza (3275 Garden St.) in Titusville, FL, at 7:30 AM sharp. We will discuss carpooling into the Refuge at the Publix parking lot, or will caravan. Our Covid protocols will apply to this event, so if you have a friend you have been "pod-ing" with, perhaps they will carpool with you (they will still have to obtain an Eventbrite ticket). We will have walkie-talkies as we drive from place to place within the Refuge to view birds. Pack a lunch and plenty of water. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring bug spray and sunscreen in case you need it. We may find a place for coffee/beer afterwards to recount our day before everyone heads home! FEE: $5 per car for Wildpoint Drive LOST?: Call[masked] (Amy) We encourage you to consider joining the SJCA. You can join for as little as $15/year, which will can help us continue and expand our work. To join the SJCA, follow this link: https://stjohnsaudubon.com/membership/

SJCA Monthly Mtg: Native Plant Gardening with David Mizejewski

Join us as we welcome David Mizejewski to talk about native plant gardening to attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your backyard. David is a naturalist, media personality, and author with the National Wildlife Federation. He holds a degree in Human and Natural Ecology from Emory University and is an expert on wildlife and our environment. David is dedicated to using his knowledge and his enthusiasm to help others understand and protect wildlife. David’s book Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife (expanded second edition) can be purchased at booksellers everywhere! The Zoom meeting will be held Feb 10, 2021, at 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocuGvrz8oEterHDoHIqYhEWtSrLJcvimu After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursday Morning at the Matanzas Inlet FULL

Matanzas Inlet, West Parking Lot

YOU MUST OBTAIN A TICKET THROUGH EVENTBRITE TO ATTEND THIS WALK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/127360726361. Join Peggy as we walk the shore of Matanzas Inlet looking for Plovers, Skimmers, Gulls, Red Knots, and Terns. Note: The SJCA Covid Policy will apply to this event, so you will need to wear a mask at all times, and comply with our other requirements. This event is limited to 13 guests. Meet at Matanzas Inlet Riverside parking lot, A1A South, just before the Matanzas Inlet Bridge on the west (right) side of the road. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, hat, binoculars, water, and an eagerness to look for unusual birds in the area. Let's help Peggy with her data collection efforts on the birds that frequent this Critical Wildlife Area designated by the FWC. We encourage you to consider joining the SJCA. You can join for as little as $15/year, which will can help us continue and expand our work. To join the SJCA, follow this link: https://stjohnsaudubon.com/membership/

Fish Island Bird Walk FULL

Fish Island

NOTE: TO PARTICIPATE, YOU MUST OBTAIN A TICKET THROUGH EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/127483571795 Join us on as James Hill leads us on our monthly bird walk at the newly created Fish Island Preserve. Over 55 species of birds have been documented at the site and the list is growing. NOTE: The SJCA Covid Policy will apply to this event, so you will need to wear a mask at all times, and comply with our other requirements. This event is limited to 18 guests. Meet at the entrance to Fish Island. Parking should be available at the nearby professional building complex. Bring sunscreen, hat, binoculars, water, and an eagerness to help us document more species at this special site. Wear sturdy walking shoes. We encourage you to consider joining the SJCA. You can join for as little as $15/year, which will can help us continue and expand our work. To join the SJCA, follow this link: https://stjohnsaudubon.com/membership/

Past events (174)

Litter Gitter Volunteer Opportunity

Genungs Fish Camp

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