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    The mission of St. Petersburg Audubon Society is to promote and provide environmental education and, through responsible activism, protect, restore and preserve natural ecosystems for both people and wildlife.

    Earth Day Movie Night

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    Join St. Petersburg Audubon Society and celebrate our home for Earth Day. This beautiful film "HOME" is being shown at The Studio@620.

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

    6:30 PM - Social and Information
    7:00 PM - Movie Starts

    Sponsored by Gulf Restoration Network: United for a healthy Gulf of Mexico and Florida Suncoast Sierra Club.

    Watch the trailer.

    Two New Nest Cams

    Cornell Lab of Ornithology announces two new Owl Cams. In Texas, the Barn Owl cam and the Wild Birds Unlimited's Barred Owl cam in Indiana. 

    View image on Twitter
    Barn Owl Snack from The Cornell Lab.

    Check out the links above for more views and information.

    Cross Bayou Canal Joe’s Creek Post-Cleanup News

    Cross Bayou Canal Joe’s Creek

    Thank you volunteers!

    Over 70 participants in the March 22nd event removed over 2000 pounds of debris from these two waterways!! Single stream recyclable material consisted of glass, plastic, steel, and aluminum. You can learn more about Cross Bayou and view photos from the event at

    Visit https://sites.google.com/a/stpeteaudubon.org/public/home/coastal-science to download the report.

    Jim Wilson, Fort De Soto Park Supervisor

    Fort De Soto Park supervisor Jim Wilson sits with sea oats planted at the park this year in an effort to hold the sand on the beach as part of overall efforts to improve the water quality of the Tampa Bay estuary. “They’ll  gather a foot of sand a year. We’re actually growing beach here, which is good stuff,” he said.
    Photo by John Pendygraft -Times 

    Jim Wilson, a former St. Petersburg Audubon Conversation Award winner and generally great guy is featured in a Tampa Bay Tribune's  Beach work betters Tampa Bay estuary for fish

    Unhooking a Pelican
    What to do if You Hook a Pelican

    A new brochure is available to help anyone that sees Hooked Birds. select Tips for Unhooking a Pelican or visit the Birds & Wildlife page to download the PDF.

    Thanks to Pelican Island Audubon Society for writing and formatting and Manatee and Tampa Audubon Society for funding the printing of the brochure.


    2014 Programs and Field Trips


    April Banquet: April 29, 2014

    6:45 pm Sunshine Multi-Service Center, 330 5th St. N., St. Petersburg

    Join us on the last Tuesday of April for our annual pot luck banquet and program in the annex building at the Sunshine Multi-Service Center. 
    April Program

    Tonya Clayton, author "How to Read A Florida Gulf Coast Beach" is the feature speaker. Tonya will follow up this talk by leading a field trip at Fort DeSoto on Thursday morning, May 1 where she will bird and put to practice what we have learned and see if we too can read our favorite beach.

    Please bring a dish to share. We will have punch and water, but you may also bring wine, beer or beverage of your choice.

    The banquet will start at 6:45 pm, followed by a short meeting, and the special program by our speaker.

    Coastal Wrack Important to Florida Beaches

    Photo by Daniel Ewert

    Discover why Coastal Wrack plays an important role to the beaches. Click on the link above to view video.

    Florida's Water and Land Legacy: The Campaign to Protect Florida’s Most Cherished Waters and Natural Areas

    Find out the latest news on Florida's Water and Land Legacy legislation. You can volunteer or contribute to the campaign.

    SPAS Events Calendar

    For an online list of St. Petersburg Audubon Programs, events, classes and other environmental events, check out the SPAS Events Calender or visit St. Petersburg Field Trips for upcoming field trips.

    Environmental Classes/Events

    St. Petersburg Audubon provides educational programs by providing Shorebird classes, the St. Pete Youth Program, Audubon Adventures and the Dr. Albers Teacher Ecology Camp. 

    We also support other educational classes and events by listing them in Environmental Class/Events.


    April Meeting

    April 29 Banquet with Tonya Clayton, Author

    April Program

    6:45 pm Sunshine Multi-Service Center, 330 5th St. N., St. Petersburg

    Join us on the last Tuesday of April for our annual pot luck banquet and program in the annex building at the Sunshine Multi-Service Center.

    Tonya Clayton, author "How to Read A Florida Gulf Coast Beach" is the feature speaker. Tonya will follow up this talk by leading a field trip at Fort DeSoto on Thursday morning, May 1 where she will bird and put to practice what we have learned and see if we too can read our favorite beach.

    Please bring a dish to share. We will have punch and water, but you may also bring wine, beer or beverage of your choice.

    The banquet will start at 6:45 pm, followed by a short meeting, and the special program by our speaker.

    Spring 2014 Issue

    Read the latest issue by selecting the link below or download the PDF from the Wingspan page.

    Spring 2014 Issue


    St. Petersburg Audubon Membership

    SPAS Only Membership

    The Board of Directors of St. Petersburg Audubon Society, after many requests, is offering a SPAS Only Membership. Membership will be from January to December of each year. 

    $15 for individual and $20 for family for this trial period this year. Membership money will be used to support all of our local programs.

    Mail membership check to:

    St. Petersburg Audubon
    P.O. Box 12407
    St. Petersburg, FL 33733-2407


    Big Red and Ezra have returned to Cornell

    Big Red laid the first egg.

    Eagles have returned to the nest located in SW Florida. Look for updates on status of the Eagles on Facebook.

    Future SPAS Board Members Needed

    Nominations are now being considered for volunteer positions on SPAS Board. If you are interested in helping on our many projects please notify President Hopkins at president@stpeteaudubon.org and she will forward information to the Nominating Committee.

    Skills needed: willingness to attend board meetings (the second Wednesday of every month) to listen and learn how you can help on our projects or develop one of your own. SPAS board is always open to new ideas.


    See the TEAM Competition Results from this weekend's Great Backyard Bird Count.


    New updated Pinellas County Bird Checklist now available. Select above link or go to Field Trip page and download file.

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