Here are some of our current volunteer opportunities:
Lights Out Northeast Florida: Lights Out Northeast Florida is a partnership between Duval Audubon Society, St. Johns County Audubon Society, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and our newest partner, Downtown Vision, Inc., that is part of a growing number of Lights Out initiatives across the country to encourage building managers and homeowners to reduce and turn off artificial lighting at night to ensure birds safe passage during their migration. Central to this initiative is the need to know how many birds are being killed or injured in the downtown Jacksonville area during migration. And here is where our team of volunteers will play such an important role. There is a need for volunteers to walk downtown areas during spring and fall migration and count birds that have been either killed or injured by window strikes. Visit our Lights Out Northeast Florida page for more information about this volunteer opportunity.
Citizen Science Activities:
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, please reach out to them via their website at http://flshorebirdalliance.org/contact/.