Project Perch is creating a real life "hoot" in Broward County. Kelly Heffernan, an avian biologist, started Project Perch for the South Florida Audubon Society to protect and nurture Burrowing Owls as well as document changes in this bird population of special concern. Project Perch has partnered with Brian Mealey, Executive Director of the Institute of Wildlife Sciences, NatureScape Broward, and the SPCA Wildlife Care Center.
Credits: Owl photo by Andy Down and School photos by Bob Saley.
Project Eagle Watch
Broward County has Bald Eagles nesting in Pembroke Pines on Pine Boulevard near 209th Avenue. Phil Martin has been photographing them regularly and shares this recent photo with us. South Florida Audubon is raising money to install a video cam.
Volunteers have been participating in a statewide Eagle Watching Project which monitors nesting and parenting.
To see videoclips of the eagles and their offspring from previous years click here.