• Please join us for Audubon Florida’s EagleWatch

    Training Program at UNF!

    Matt Smith, Audubon EagleWatch Coordinator, will be conducting this season’s EagleWatch training on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the University of North Florida J.M. Golden Pavilion from 10:00 am-12:00 noon.

    This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity to monitor active bald eagle nests in Northeast Florida during the nesting season (October-May).

    Come to UNF on September 19th and make a difference! 

    For more information on Audubon’s EagleWatch program, visit

    http://fl.audubon.org/audubon-eaglewatch

    Location: JM Golden Pavilion, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida. The pavilion is located at the UNF Wildlife Sanctuary, next to Lot 100 and Parking Services.  For a map of the location, click here.

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  • Make a Difference in our Community! Volunteer!

    Let's not lose nature!

    We encourage our members to participate in our committees, activities and projects. Currently we have the following committees that are open to Duval Audubon Society members:

    Conservation Committee: contact Pete Johnson, (904) 536-4806

    Volunteer

    Education committee: contact Carole Adams, (904) 403-7134

    Mission Committee: contact Denise Jump, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Here are some other volunteer opportunities:

    Crosby Work Days Duval Audubon is working to provide more opportunities for our members and the public to visit and help with projects at the Crosby Sanctuary in Orange Park, Fl. Regular work days/field trips are scheduled on the fourth Saturday of the month throughout the 2015/2016 season. Location: 427 Aquarius Concourse, Orange Park. For more information, check our calendar or call Pete Johnson, (904) 536-4806.

    Education Steward Assist with other volunteers in manning the Duval Audubon booth at local schools, events and festivals. Have a fun time interacting with the public, while providing valuable education about birds and the environment. Experience or prior training is not necessary, and all materials/information provided. Contact: Carole Adams, (904) 403-7134 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     

    Citizen Science Activities:

    Monitoring Bald Eagle Nests Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida tracks Bald Eagle nesting through a network of volunteers. If you are interesting in participating in this citizen science program, download a registration form or email Matt Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about the EagleWatch program, visit http://fl.audubon.org/audubon-eaglewatch.

    Monitoring at Jacksonville Zoo Duval Audubon Society has been partnering with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens for a number of years. Currently there are three different projects/opportunities for monitoring on Zoo Grounds, and they can be done anytime the Zoo is open. (Wood Stork monitoring, LakeWatch aquatic bird monitoring, and general eBirding using the Zoo's hotspots) The monitoring is relatively easy, fun, enjoyable, and gets you in the zoo for free! They have opportunities for 1-2 hour shifts during the week and on Saturday mornings during the breeding season. Adult and youth volunteers are welcome!
    Please contact the Citizen Science Coordinator at the Zoo to volunteer: Christina Dembiec, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Bird Stewarding We also participate in beach bird stewarding in Northeast Florida during nesting season. In Duval, the primary location is Huguenot Memorial Park. Other areas are Little Talbot Island State Park and Fort Clinch State Park. For details, contact Chris Farrell, Audubon Policy Associate, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Shorebird Monitoring There are several volunteer shorebird monitoring programs in our area available through the Florida Shorebird Alliance - doing bird surveys, monitoring Least tern rooftop nests, bird stewards and beach-nesting bird monitoring. All are an important step for shorebird awareness and protection in our area! It is also a good opportunity for folks to learn more about shorebirds and contribute to our community and our citizen science effort.

    If you are interested in being a part of the Florida Shorebird Alliance, contact Naomi Avissar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.