Links to Helpful Resources

Access the VAAS Member Library Online

VAAS has an extensive Member Library of bird-related books, located at the Venice Audubon Center. VAAS members are welcome to check out books of interest. A searchable catalog of the books in the library can be accessed by clicking here. To learn how to use the searchable catalog, download the VAAS Member Library Quick Start Guide by clicking here.

Give Florida's Birds a Voice!

Audubon of Florida Conservation Network keeps you up-to-date on environmental issues. Sign up for free monthly e-newsletters and learn how you can help birds with the click of a mouse! Audubon Florida Conservation Network.

Sarasota Bird Alerts

Receive email alerts of the very latest bird sightings for our area which includes: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and Lee counties, as well as other bird sightings of interest in Florida. Subscribe to SRQBirdAlerts.

Birds of Prey Rehabilitation

The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey has treated over 12,000 injured or orphaned birds of prey, releasing more than 40 percent of them back into the wild. Your support is an investment in the Center's work of conserving and preserving Florida's magnificent raptors. Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.

Injured, Sick or Orphaned Animal?

If you find an injured, sick or orphaned animal, call The Wildlife Center of Venice at 941-484-9657. They are committed to the preservation, rescue, and rehabilitation of wildlife in our local community. The Wildlife Center of Venice is a State and Federally permitted facility.

Additional Resources of Interest

Oscar Scherer State Park
Other Florida Audubon Centers and Chapters
American Birding Association (ABA)
National Audubon Society
Friends of Sarasota County Parks (FOSCP)
Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail
Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida
Sarasota County Calendar of Nature Walks
To find Nature Walks, use the drop-down menu, select Nature Walks, and then click on the GO button.
Florida Conservation Voters aims to make Florida a green state by electing new conservation leaders to public office and educating current officials on responsible environmental policies.
Annual South Florida Wading Bird Report by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD):
Wading Birds: Indicators of Restoration Progress Florida Audubon's Analysis of the SFWMD Wading Bird Report
Be a Climate Change Messenger for Coastal Birds and Habitat
Nature Viewing Along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail
Click the link above to download a free app designed for the beginning level nature lover.
Swallow-tailed Kite Migration: A Ten Thousand Mile Odyssey A blog that follows the migration of Swallow-tailed Kites
The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Bird Watching
Free Audubon Bird Guide Mobile App
Click on the link above or the 'Identify Birds' button below to connect to Audubon's online bird ID guide, covering over 800 North American species. Explore descriptions, photos, range maps and bird songs.