Monthly Meetings

Sarasota Audubon presents monthly programs, open to the public, featuring speakers on a variety of environmental issues and birding topics. All meetings are held on the second Monday of the month, October though May.  Social time: 6:30pm, Business meeting: 7 pm, Presentation: 7:30 pm. Meetings are held at the First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 1031 South Euclid, Sarasota  34237

Oct 10: FLORIDA’S BALD EAGLES – Michelle Van Deventer of Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission will discuss the history and current efforts of eagle conservation.

Nov 14: FLORIDA GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS – Dr. Paul Reillo of the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation Fewer than 150 Grasshopper Sparrows left in FL. Hear the causes and what is being done to help.

Dec 12: THE PLIGHT OF URBAN BIRDS – Biologist Jim Davis will discuss the strategies of urban birds coping – some successfully, some not – with human caused environmental changes.

Jan 9: CHANGING CLIMATE: CHANGING BIRDS – Terry Root, PhD will talk about the effect of rapid global temperature change on bird rang­es, breeding, and species extinction.

Feb 13: SARASOTA BAY FROM A DOLPHIN’S PERSPECTIVE – Dr Randall Wells of the Chicago Zoological Society, based at Mote Marine Laboratory will discuss the Bottlenose Dolphins of our bay.

Mar 13: MEET LEGENDARY AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR JULIE ZICKEFOOSE – Julie will talk about her deep connection to nature, birdwatching adventures and her beautifully illustrated books

Apr 10: LEMUR CONSERVATION – Alison Grand and Eric Patel will share 20 years of lemur conservation both in Myakka City and Madagascar.

May 8 MY BIRD CAN EAT YOUR BIRD – David Sadkin of Anna Maria Island’s Wildlife Inc.will bring an owl to demonstrate the unique adap­tations of this most perfect predator.