Yes Scrubs

Seeing a Scrub Jay Is a Bucket List Item for Any True Floridian

The state’s sole endemic bird species can most easily be found at Oscar Scherer State Park.

05/12/2022 By Isaac Eger

The Eagle Has Landed

The Dump Is Probably the Best Place to Spot the Once-Endangered Bald Eagle (Yes, Really)

In his new book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jack Davis details how there have been two kinds of bald eagles throughout American history: the symbol and the living bird.

03/01/2022 By Isaac Eger

Local Pride

Peacocks Prance Through This Historic Sarasota Neighborhood

The birds' arresting color and unexpected location turn passersby into instant tourists as they slow down and pull out their phones for a picture.

02/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

The Party's Over

What Happened to the Longboat Key Peacocks?

Only 10 to 12 males remain

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Grants

New Grant Will Boost Local Parrot Sanctuary

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded $10,000 to Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue.

12/01/2021 By Staff

Nature

Kids Can Participate in This Year's Audubon Christmas Bird Count, Too

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is hosting a pair of bird count events for kids ages 5-10 in December.

11/24/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Save Our Seabirds Appoints New CEO

Aaron Virgin was most recently the philanthropy officer for Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.

08/09/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Save Our Seabirds Launches Search for New CEO

Current CEO David Pilston has announced his retirement.

05/14/2021 By Staff

Feathered Friends

Ringling College Student Uses Art to Raise Awareness for Sarasota's Birds

Bird trainer turned art student Morgan Johnson creates educational posters to help preserve the area's diverse bird population.

06/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Conservation

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Awards $20,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The money will be used to help protect the threatened Florida scrub jay.

07/09/2019 By Staff

Awards

Myakka Rancher Jim Strickland Named 'Sustainable Rancher of the Year' by Audubon Florida

Strickland is the owner of Strickland Ranch and managing partner of Big Red Cattle Company and Blackbeard’s Ranch, a 4,530-acre cow/calf operation that borders Myakka State Park.

06/19/2019 By Staff

Nature Watch

A Glimpse Into a Lido Beach Eagle Nest

A Sarasota resident observed and photographed a family of eagles over the course of the past month.

05/20/2019 By Olivia Letts

Scrub Jay Blues

Saving Florida’s Friendliest Native Bird Matters

At Oscar Scherer State Park, home to Sarasota County’s largest scrub jay population, the numbers have dropped from 160 birds to less than 20.

12/26/2018 By Dyllan Furness

Insider's Guide 2017

Meet the Threatened Florida Scrub Jay

The population has declined 90 percent since the turn of the last century.

11/29/2017 By Rick Morgan

Tweet, Tweet

This is the Best Spot for Bird-Watching in Sarasota

The Celery Fields are a hub for bird life.

11/30/2016 By David Hackett

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 10/4/16

Stormy skies, lavish sunsets and serene beaches--here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

10/04/2016 By Lana Allen

Instasarasota

Our Favorite Photos on Instagram This Week - 9/7/16

Stormy nights, beaches, birds -- here's what we loved on Instagram this week.

09/07/2016 By Lana Allen

Article

Our 8 Favorite Sarasota Photographs on Instagram This Week

This week: peacocks on Longboat Key, a fiery Siesta Key sunset, Mable Ringling's roses and more.

01/07/2016 By Sarasota Magazine

Article

Our 8 Favorite Sarasota Photos on Instagram This Week - 12/31/15

Here are our 8 favorite Sarasota photos on Instagram this week, including golden sunsets, pink flamingos and blue skies on the beach.

12/31/2015 By Sarasota Magazine

InstaSarasota

Our 8 Favorite #Sarasota Photos on Instagram This Week - 12/18/15

Here are our 8 favorite Sarasota photographs on Instagram this week, from colorful sunsets to bright blooms to jumping dolphins.

12/18/2015 By Sarasota Magazine