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 Andrew Schumann, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Education committee: contact Brett Moyer, 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: Brett Moyer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Save birds this summer - with each trip to the beach! Like birds? Like the beach? We have just the opportunity for you! The Timucuan Shorebird Partnership is looking for bird stewards to help our imperiled shorebirds nest safely! All you need are a few hours to spend at nesting sites and a desire to help the public share the beach responsibly with our feathered friends. Contace Chris Farrell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

 

Citizen Science Activities:

Monitoring Bald Eagle Nests (Audubon EagleWatch) 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 Shawnlei Breeding, 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

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.