Bird Watch

What Happened to Our Local Birds During Hurricane Ian?

Sarasota Audubon Society president Jeanne Dubi tells us how birds handle disaster.

10/05/2022 By Isaac Eger

Throwing Shade

Small Handmade 'Chick Huts' Help Our Beach Birds Stay Cool

The wooden huts, which offer shore birds a respite from the sun, are a gift from local bird enthusiast Sandy Ulrikson and her late husband Jerry.

08/19/2022 By Megan McDonald

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

Conservation

Conservation Foundation, Audubon Society Move Forward With Quad Parcels

The 33 acres will buffer the western edge of the environmentally sensitive Celery Fields.

04/06/2021 By Staff

Birds on the Beach

13 Birds You'll Spot on Local Beaches

The Audubon Society’s Kylie Wilson spots some shore-loving species.

12/01/2020 With Kylie Wilson

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

Baby Bird Spotting

For Many Birds, Nesting Season Is Here

We asked the Sarasota Audubon Society chapter what birds we might see and hear on our nature walks.

05/18/2020 By Kay Kipling

Fine Feathered Friends

The Sarasota Audubon Society Prepares For Its Annual Christmas Bird Count

Sarasota is known for some of the best bird watching in Florida.

12/02/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Bay Watch

Annual Monofilament Cleanup Will Take Place October 5

Monofilament—or fishing line—is a genuine threat to the survival of our local birds.

09/12/2019 By Staff

Im-peck-able

Nine Ways to 'Birdscape' Your Yard

We learned the laws of (bird) attraction from ecology expert Dr. Katherine Clements.

08/07/2019 By Hanna Powers

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