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Experience the diverse natural resources and scenic environment of Marion County with Marion Audubon:
  • Informative bird programs and Birding Trips
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Christmas Bird Count

SW Marion Christmas Bird Count:
The 115th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Began Around the Country On Sunday, December 14th
and Will End on January 5, 2015.

Marion Audubon Society Organizes a Local Count for Marion County. The Name for this count is SW Marion Christmas Bird Count. The data collected from our local count is transmitted to National Audubon NAS Christmas Bird Count for inclusion with data from all other counts during this specified time frame.

This Year the SW Marion CBC will be held on Saturday, December 20, 2014

CBC Happens Rain or Shine – No Rain Date!!
Warm or Cold – We Count the Birds!

The Area Covered By This Count includes the following Places West of I-75, south of SR 40, north of SR 484 and East of SR 41:
Dunnellon, Rainbow State Park & Campgrounds, Rainbow Springs & Rainbow Lakes Estates, Westwood Acres, Marion County Airport, Rolling Hills & Rolling Ranches, On Top of the World, Oak Run, Spruce Creek Preserve to Marion Oaks, Johnson’s Pond, Oxbow Trail, El Diablo Golf Course and surrounding area and The Halapta Tastakanaki Preserve.

We are grateful to the 40 Plus Dedicated Volunteers who Help Plan and Implement this Count. Volunteers Come from Marion Audubon, The Villages Birders, Citrus Audubon, Ocklawaha Valley Audubon, On Top of the World Birders, West Port High, Van Guard High & Forrest High.
Best Wishes to You All for a Successful Day of Counting Birds.

Wishing All a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.


Nature Walks Continue Into Winter And Spring - All Walks start at 9:00 AM

Last Monday Each Month - Coehadjoe Park
Click here to get details and map Field Trips & Public Programs

Third Wednesday Each Month - Tuscawilla Park
Click here to get details and map Field Trips & Public Programs

Contact Carolyn Retey to Participate – 352-622-2850


Expert Speaker Program Date - Winter 2015

(NOTE: Map is INTERACTIVE; by clicking and/or clicking and holding, adjustments can be made.)

February 28, 2015 – Forest Library located just off SR 40 east of the Ocklawaha Bridge. Birding101 with Carolyn Retey. Beginners to Advanced Birders will benefit from Carolyn’s lessons about bird identification and birding tips. Program begins at 2:00PM inside the library. Nature Walk following the program along the boardwalk

 


Local Chapter Membership Perks !
A Local Chapter Membership with Marion Audubon Society includes a Membership Perks Card. Get the Most Value from a Membership Perks Card by Joining Now. Membership Form located at Membership Form.


Florida is a great Place for Birding because of the vast numbers of resident and migrating bird species that can be found in the diverse natural habitats of the state. Fall and winter months bring migrating birds back to Florida and the number of reported injuries often increase. Please Click Here to Find the Contact Information for Marion Audubon’s Bird Rescue Team and Other Links to Agencies that can assist.
Learn more about this at the Birding Links link.


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