Serving Clay, Duval and Nassau Counties
Connecting people with nature, conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife.
We are a chapter of the National Audubon Society and have about 1,200 members in Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties in Northeast Florida. We host monthly online informational meetings throughout the year and also offer field trips, special events, volunteer opportunities, and other activities. Please check our calendar of events for a current listing of our upcoming activities. We hope you'll join us!
We are now on Summer Break and won't have any scheduled activities during the months of June, July, and August. We are cautiously optimistic that with the availability of the COVID vaccines, we will be able to get back to a more normal schedule of activities in the fall. Check back in late summer to see what we have planned!
Please Donate to Duval Audubon!
As a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit, we are grateful for your support. Every contribution helps us continue our work in Northeast Florida!
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Summertime Virtual Photo Sharing
Since we haven't been able to host in-person get-togethers for more than a year due to the pandemic, we invite you to help us offer the next best thing: a virtual photo sharing experience!
Have you photographed any cool birds this year? We'd love to incorporate them into a slide show of our members' best bird photos captured since June of 2020. Here's how to participate:
The deadline for submitting your photos for inclusion in our Virtual Photo Sharing project will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021, and we'll have the video slide show ready for your viewing pleasure by July 31st. If you haven't already included your personal watermark on your photos, we'll add your name to each photo to make sure all photos are properly credited to the photographer.
--Carol Bailey-White, President
Many Voices for Conservation and the Environment: Tykee James
Continuing our series focusing on the contributions of historically under-recognized groups to conservation and environmental advocacy, this month we are featuring Tykee James, Government Affairs Coordinator at Audubon and a co-founder of Black Birders Week. During last year's inaugural event, James moderated Audubon's virtual "Birding While Black" conversations with young Black birdwatchers to hear their stories of discovering birds and their unique experiences of birding while Black in America.
Born in Philadelphia, James moved around the country several times with his family, living in Wisconsin, California, and Texas, before returning to his hometown in 2011. Back in Philadelphia, a serious asthma attack triggered concerns about air pollution and the environment, and he began work as a naturalist and public educator at Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek Environmental Center. He also served as an environmental policy advisor to a Pennsylvania State Representative before moving to Washington, DC in 2018.
Even though we're on break this month, there are still some great events happening in June:
- Second Annual Black Birders Week: May 30 - June 5, 2021.
- Birdbrains June Challenge: June 1 - 30, 2021. Click here to learn how to participate!
- Riverfront Activation Community Meetings hosted by Groundwork Jacksonville: June 3, 8 & 22, 2021 @ various locations.
- Virtual Program - How to Attract Wildlife to Your Backyard: Part I hosted by Sierra Club Northeast Florida Group: 7-8 pm, Monday, June 7, 2021 (this program is free, but you must register to participate).
- Virtual Program - How to Attract Wildlife to Your Backyard: Part II hosted by Sierra Club Northeast Florida Group: 7-8 pm, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 (also free, but you must register to participate).)
- TLC Workday volunteer opportunity hosted by the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society: 8:30-11:30 am, Saturday, June 12, 2021 @ Native Park, 3306 Park Street, Jacksonville, 32205. More info here.
- Invasive Plant Removal volunteer opportunity hosted by the Ixia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society: 8-11 am, Saturday, June 19, 2021 @ Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, 1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville 32225. Click for details.
See you in September!