American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

I've always had some interest in taxonomy but you can't spend ten days in Colombia with Bruce Anderson (co- author of 'The Bird Life of Florida') without realizing its true value in bird … [Read more...]

Native Plants of the Celery Fields Featured in Botanical Art Exhibition at Nature Center

During the month of March, the Celery Fields teems with an astonishing diversity of birds and wildlife that come for the abundant habitat. To celebrate the native plants found at the 440-acre … [Read more...]

Legendary Bird Author and Artist to Speak at Sarasota Audubon

Why and how do baby songbirds develop so quickly, some launching into flight only 11 days after hatching? For 13 years, legendary artist and author Julie Zickefoose has sought to understand their … [Read more...]

This is the Best Spot for Bird-Watching in Sarasota

The Celery Fields are a hub for bird life https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2016/11/30/celery-fields-sarasota … [Read more...]

Sarasota Audubon Center Meets a Green Benchmark

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20160916/sarasota-audubon-center-meets-green-benchmark/1 … [Read more...]

Bird Naturalists Back at the Celery Fields

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Ruby-throated Hummngbird (Archilochus colubris)

In 'Last of the Curlews', by Fred Bosworth, a book reviewed by Stu Hills last month, I came across the intriguing statement that when migrating from Yucatan, hummingbirds start out at around the same … [Read more...]

Limpkin (Aramus guarana)

Limpkin (Aramus guarana) This month, to celebrate the opening of the Nature Centrer at the Celery Fields, I have chosen one of the most iconic birds of that marvelous  wetland area, a … [Read more...]

Red Knot (Calidris canutus rufa)

4th September North Monomoy Island Cape Cod - 7 Red Knot. We had come out by boat to this windswept deserted 8 mile long spit of sand southwest of Chatham with a group from Massachusetts Audubon. … [Read more...]

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

It's been a great joy this spring to see Purple Martins nesting for the first time at the Celery Fields following the erection of two Purple Martin houses there in the second week in March. Given how … [Read more...]