The Quads – A Fabulous Outcome for the Celery Fields and Birds

On November 6th, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) in a public hearing voted 5-0 to put parcels 1, 2, and 4 (SE, NE, and SW) at the Celery Fields under conservation easement! Parcel 3 already has a fire station on it so that parcel was out of play. The effort to save the Quad…

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THIS IS THE BEST SPOT FOR BIRD-WATCHING IN SARASOTA

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

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BIRD NATURALISTS AT THE CELERY FIELDS

As a service to the community, Sarasota Audubon Bird Naturalists will be on duty at the Celery Fields on both boardwalks from Nov 1 – April 30, Daily 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Bird Naturalists will be stationed with binoculars and a powerful telescope to help you identify birds and native plants, enriching your Celery Fields…

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BIRD OF THE MONTH

Purple and Common Gallinules This year has seen an unprecedented number of visitors to the two boardwalks at the Celery Fields.  One of the stars of the show, and a symbol of the success of the wetlands area, is undoubtedly the Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica). Prior to the Celery Fields development, this bird was becoming…

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BIRDS OF THE MONTH

RED-NECKED PHALAROPE During September there was a lot of activity at the tidal pool at Siesta Key, where rain and strong winds ensured the pool was always full of waders and other shore birds. On September 9th, one of our members, Rick Greenspun, found a Red-necked Phalarope in the pool and immediately posted this rare migrant…

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