VENICE AREA AUDUBON SOCIETY
Providing education and conservation to protect birds and their habitats at the Venice Rookery and the greater Venice area.

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For information about Venice Audubon's field trips, educational programs, meetings, and special events, see the list below or click on "Calendar View"

Upcoming events

    • 6 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 620 Shamrock Blvd, Naar Hall, Venice United Church of Christ, Venice, FL.

    LOCATION: 620 Shamrock Blvd, Naar Hall, Venice United Church of Christ, Venice, FL.

    Member Meeting & Monthly Educational Program

    All are welcome - members of the public as well as Venice Audubon Members.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to follow current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

    • 6:00pm:  (optional) Social time and refreshments
    • 6:30pm: Monthly Membership Meeting 
    • Monthly Educational Program follows (usually 6:45)

    Introduction to Florida Birds:  Are you new to birding in Florida? Interested in participating in the annual Christmas Bird Count? Join us for an introduction to Florida's finest avian inhabitants. With Kate Borduas (VAAS member/volunteer, Florida Master Naturalist, National Certified Interpretive Guide) and Bob Clark (VAAS Board Member and Chair of Conservation Committee). 

    The local annual Christmas Bird Count takes place in a 15-mile diameter circular area in Venice, Englewood, Nokomis, and some of North Port. Click here for history and information about the Christmas Bird Count.

    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 4002 S Tamiami Trail via, Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

    Whether you can volunteer just once or on a regular basis, please join us for our next Green Team Second Saturday session.  Second Saturday of the month from 9 - 11 a.m.

    We will meet at the Venice Audubon Center and there is no need to sign up in advance. Just come and stay as long as you feel comfortable. We suggest you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and sturdy shoes. If you have work gloves and a rake or other garden tools, please bring them. If not, we have some to share. There will be no "hard labor," and you won't need special skills to participate. Just come, help keep our park in top shape and enjoy some fun and camaraderie with other members. Contact Bob Clark if you need more information (rlwclark@gmail.com).

    • 10 Dec 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Venice Rookery Park Pavilion, 4002 Annex Rd, Venice FL

    Volunteer Opportunity Fair

    You are invited to Venice Audubon’s Volunteer Opportunity Fair. Meet program leaders, learn about volunteer positions, and join other with like-minded people who care about birds and conservation!

    WHEN:  Saturday, December 10, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

    WHERE: The Venice Rookery Park Pavilion, 4002 Annex Rd, Venice FL

    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 6000 Gasparilla Pines Blvd, Englewood, FL

    Tues, Dec 13 - Lemon Creek Wildflower Preserve: This 80-acre preserve, previously a golf course property, now features woods and hills, wetlands and open water, both fresh and salt. As a result, it has a wide variety of bird species of all kinds. The property is not generally opened to the public, so this will be a special treat. Meet at 8 a.m. at the parking lot at 6000 Gasparilla Pines Blvd, just east of Placida Rd, Englewood.

    Host: Susy D-Hont   941-421-6984   susan.dhont@protonmail.com

    Important Information and Liability Release

    • 17 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 4002 S Tamiami Trail via Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

    Little

    Naturalists

    With Big Naturalist Eileen Gerle

    For ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult

    • STORYTIME   • CRAFT   • NATURE HIKE 

    All programs Saturdays 10-11 am

    November 26  BIRDS

    December 17  INSECTS

    January 28  REPTILES

    February 25  PLANTS


    VENICE AUDUBON ROOKERY PAVILION

     4002 S Tamiami Trail via Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293


    No fee – Donations Welcome

    Space is limited to 12 “little” naturalists

    To register email eileengerle@gmail.com

    Subject - Little Naturalists

    • 18 Dec 2022
    • Venice and Englewood

    Dec 18 (Sun) - Venice/Englewood Christmas Bird Count: This annual event involves more than 100 volunteers divided into teams to spend at least the morning counting birds and bird species within a 15-mile circumference circle around the Venice/Englewood area. If you’ve never participated, sign up by Nov 30th and we’ll work you into a team.

    Contact: Bob Clark, rlwclark@gmail.com

    • 28 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis, FL
    Dec 28 (Wed) - Pinelands/Laurel Landfill Carpool: See Bald Eagles, Eastern Meadowlarks, Eastern Bluebirds, woodpeckers, waders and a variety of other birds. Meet at 8 a.m. at Pinelands Preserve trail head, 4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis. Parking lot is on the right just before the gate.

    Host: Bill Fairbank, 941-330-6573

    Important Information and Liability Release

    • 14 Jan 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 4002 S Tamiami Trail via, Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

    Whether you can volunteer just once or on a regular basis, please join us for our next Green Team Second Saturday session.  Second Saturday of the month from 9 - 11 a.m.

    We will meet at the Venice Audubon Center and there is no need to sign up in advance. Just come and stay as long as you feel comfortable. We suggest you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and sturdy shoes. If you have work gloves and a rake or other garden tools, please bring them. If not, we have some to share. There will be no "hard labor," and you won't need special skills to participate. Just come, help keep our park in top shape and enjoy some fun and camaraderie with other members. Contact Bob Clark if you need more information (rlwclark@gmail.com).

    • 24 Jan 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 4002 S Tamiami Trail via, Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

    Member Meeting & Monthly Educational Program

    All are welcome - members of the public as well as Venice Audubon Members.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to follow current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

    • 6:00pm:  (optional) Social time and refreshments
    • 6:30pm: Monthly Membership Meeting 
    • Monthly Educational Program follows (usually 6:45)

    Purple Martins - With Barbara Zittel, Leader of the Venice Audubon Purple Martin Program. 

    This presentation coincides with the arrival of migrating Purple Martins to their nesting houses outside the Venice Audubon Center in the Venice Rookery Park.

    • 28 Jan 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 4002 S Tamiami Trail via Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

    Little

    Naturalists

    With Big Naturalist Eileen Gerle

    For ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult

    • STORYTIME   • CRAFT   • NATURE HIKE 

    All programs Saturdays 10-11 am

    November 26  BIRDS

    December 17  INSECTS

    January 28  REPTILES

    February 25  PLANTS


    VENICE AUDUBON ROOKERY PAVILION

     4002 S Tamiami Trail via Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293


    No fee – Donations Welcome

    Space is limited to 12 “little” naturalists

    To register email eileengerle@gmail.com

    Subject - Little Naturalists

    • 11 Feb 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 4002 S Tamiami Trail via Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

    Whether you can volunteer just once or on a regular basis, please join us for our next Green Team Second Saturday session.  Second Saturday of the month from 9 - 11 a.m.

    We will meet at the Venice Audubon Center and there is no need to sign up in advance. Just come and stay as long as you feel comfortable. We suggest you bring a water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and sturdy shoes. If you have work gloves and a rake or other garden tools, please bring them. If not, we have some to share. There will be no "hard labor," and you won't need special skills to participate. Just come, help keep our park in top shape and enjoy some fun and camaraderie with other members. Contact Bob Clark if you need more information (rlwclark@gmail.com).

    • 21 Feb 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 4002 S Tamiami Trail via, Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

    Member Meeting & Monthly Educational Program

    All are welcome - members of the public as well as Venice Audubon Members.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to follow current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

    • 6:00pm:  Social time and refreshments (optional)
    • 6:30pm: Monthly Membership Meeting 
    • Monthly Educational Program follows (usually 6:45)

    Insects and Climate Change: With Kate Borduas (VAAS member/volunteer, Florida Master Naturalist, National Certified Interpretive Guide).

    • 25 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 4002 S Tamiami Trail via Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

    Little

    Naturalists

    With Big Naturalist Eileen Gerle

    For ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult

    • STORYTIME   • CRAFT   • NATURE HIKE 

    All programs Saturdays 10-11 am

    November 26  BIRDS

    December 17  INSECTS

    January 28  REPTILES

    February 25  PLANTS


    VENICE AUDUBON ROOKERY PAVILION

     4002 S Tamiami Trail via Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293


    No fee – Donations Welcome

    Space is limited to 12 “little” naturalists

    To register email eileengerle@gmail.com

    Subject - Little Naturalists

    • 28 Mar 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 4002 S Tamiami Trail via, Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

    Member Meeting & Monthly Educational Program

    All are welcome - members of the public as well as Venice Audubon Members.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to follow current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

    • 6:00pm:  Social time and refreshments (optional)
    • 6:30pm: Monthly Membership Meeting 
    • Monthly Educational Program follows (usually 6:45)

    Life in the Rookery: With Jack Foard (VAAS Past President/volunteer).

    • 25 Apr 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 4002 S Tamiami Trail via, Annex Rd, Venice, FL 34293

    Member Meeting & Monthly Educational Program

    All are welcome - members of the public as well as Venice Audubon Members.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to follow current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

    • 6:00pm:  Social time and refreshments (optional)
    • 6:30pm: Monthly Membership Meeting 
    • Monthly Educational Program follows (usually 6:45)

Contact us

Get in Touch

VAAS Email: info@veniceaudubon.org

VAAS telephone: 941-496-8984

Sarasota County Call Center: 941-861-5000 (General information and directions)

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