WHERE TO BIRD
Birding Field Trips
You will find detailed information on birding field trips on the Events page
and brief mention of the dates and locations on Birding Broward and the Home Page. We look forward to seeing you on the next Audubon adventure!
Birding Broward County
Looking for a local "do-it-yourself" birding adventure? Broward County and the surrounding area host a wealth of opportunities for urban and backcountry birdwatching. Broward County Audubon Society has its favorite birding hotspots. After checking these out, if you need further information, send an email to the author, Paddy Cunningham Pascatore, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her web site at http://www.birdadventure.com/.
Florida is on the Atlantic Coast flyway for migrating birds going between the Artic and tropical environments. Many migrants either cross the Gulf of Mexico on its western side or fly around it during migration. Because of its warm climate year round many birds are residents. Between the Everglades and the panhandle birds find a wide range of desirable habitats: salt marshes, sandy beaches, pinelands, sawgrass marsh, mangrove forests, hardwood hammocks, cypress swamps, and more. Planning a Florida ecotourism adventure for your next vacation? The Great Florida Birding Trail documents some of the best bird and wildlife watching in the state. Stop first on this website at Birding Florida to see what special events are planned for this coming year.
Birding the USA
Before traveling to other states, check out sources of birding information in each state. Read Birding the USA web page for ideas.
Birding the World
Looking for birds on your life list that are not residents or migrants in the USA, enter Birding the World web page to see a list of naturalist led international birding trips.
SFAS Best Audubon Chapter in FL
At the Florida Audubon Society's annual Audubon Assembly Eric Draper, Executive Director, and Jacqui Sulek, Chapter Coordinator, presented the 2010 Best Chapter Award to South Florida Audubon Society. This award was "for phenomenal growth as conservation leaders in South Florida."
SFAS BIOS Awards
BIOS Awards are presented by the South Florida Audubon Society to South Florida citizens who exhibit extraordinary stewardship and communication for issues related to conservation, wildlife, and the environment. 2010 winners are:
Grant Campbell, Director Wildlife Policy and Conservation Chair
Aqua Save, distributor of FlushChoice, water conservation conversion kits
IslandSky, manufacturer of Skywater air-to-water machines which convert humidity in the air to water.
Broward County Emerald Awards
In April 2010 Broward County Commissioners honored Kelly Heffernan, an avian biologist who launched Project Perch with the assistance of the South Florida Audubon Society.
Heffernan received a Special Achievement recognition for her work with 20 Broward County schools in educating children about Burrowing Owls and ways to protect them.
Broward County Science Fair Awards
Five students received awards at the 2013 Broward County Science Fair. Photos of four of the students with their presentations can be seen by clicking here. Not shown is Jandy Joseph, New Renaissance Middle School who participated in the project: Warming Up Homes, One Heater at a time Using Solar.
Two award winners in the 2011 Broward County Science Fair presented their research to participants at the April meeting of the South Florida Audubon Society.
2nd Place Senior Section
Electromagnetic Oil Spill Clean-up
Amber VanHemel, 1st Place Junior Section, Lyons Creek Middle School, Sea Turtles: the Underlying Issues
Broward County Science Fair Awards
Students winning awards in the 2010 Broward County Science Fair
Senior Section: 1st Place--Wendi Oppenheim, Pine Crest High School, "Bisphenol-A: A Dangerous Chemical with Multiple Modes of Action"; 2nd Place--Kali Rosendo, University High School "One Snake You Do Want in your House".
Junior Section: 1st Place--Erin Yoo, Falcon Cove Middle School, "What is the Best Blade Angle for a Wind Turbine?"; 2nd Place Dominic Wojcik, Attucks Middle School, "Solar Still Survival."