Orange Audubon Society meetings are normally held the 3rd Thursday of every month (Sept. - June) at 7 pm in the Camellia Room at:

Harry P. Leu Garden
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803-1537


For Directions to Leu Gardens please click HERE

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Orange Audubon Society relies on the involvement and support of individuals like you to conserve the birds, wildlife, and natural ecosystems of the Central Florida area.

Interested in becoming a member? Just print and mail this membership form to become part of the Orange Audubon Society.

If you need to RENEW your membership, please wait for National Audubon to mail you the renewal form, please do not use the membership form .

Your basic membership of $20.00 supports our efforts to help safeguard Florida's natural environment, and also entitles you to receive three publications:

The Florida Naturalist

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Audubon Adventures

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Field Trips for 20142015

Field trips provide an opportunity to learn about and enjoy Florida’s fauna and flora in natural conditions. Prior to each field trip, please consult our newsletter (OASis) or this page for trip details and updates. For more information about field trips, contact Mary Keim or Randy Snyder at or (407) 851-5416.

Oct 18..... Mead Botanical Garden, Backyard Biodiversity            

                Day, Winter Park

Nov 22.... .Lower Wekiva River Preserve State Park, Sanford

Dec......... Please participate in local Christmas Bird Counts.

Jan 17.... .Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville

Feb 21.... .Orlando Wetlands Park, Christmas

Mar 14.... .Youth Field - butterfly garden, Central Winds Park

Mar 21.... .Chuluota Wilderness Area, Chuluota

Apr 18.... .Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland

May 23.....Seminole Ranch Conservation Area, Christmas

Limited Edition Field Trip to

Lake Ft. DeSoto Park,

Pinellas County


Sunday – April 12, 2015

For reservations call Bob Sanders at (407) 454-0542.

Overnight Panhandle trip May 1–3, 2015


Birds and Wolves

and A Blimey Brit—the Florida Panhandle Beckons

Orange Audubon Society (OAS) is planning another overnight Panhandle trip May 1–3, 2015 with guided birding and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with magnificent North American wolves at the Seacrest Wolf Preserve (Seacrest). We highly encourage you to reserve your spot now. Three college graduations that weekend in Tallahassee have greatly increased the demand and cost of lodging, but a limited number of reasonably-priced rooms near St. Marks are reserved for OAS. There are also numerous campsites near St. Marks and primitive camping is available at Seacrest.

We will meet Friday for early afternoon birding at Birdsong Nature Center, Thomasville, GA. On Saturday Andy Wraithmell of Wings Over Florida/Great Florida Birding Trail will be our guide to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. This 70,000 acre refuge, established in 1931, includes coastal marshes, islands, tidal creeks and estuaries of seven north Florida rivers, provides wintering habitat for migratory birds and is home to diverse plant and animal life. Spring migrants will still be coming through, and breeding season will be starting.

On Sunday we will enjoy a private, hands-on tour of Seacrest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to conservation and preservation of wolves through education. The weekend field trip fee is $60 for OAS members/$75 for nonmembers and covers admission to Birdsong and Seacrest plus picnic lunches on Saturday and Sunday. Cost for Sunday-only tour of Seacrest and a picnic lunch is $35 OAS member/$45 nonmember.

Contact Teresa to register with OAS and receive lodging details: or (407) 644-0796 or howl with regret for missing this unique opportunity for birding with blimey Andy and an unforgettable encounter with wolves and smaller mammals at Seacrest:

Teresa Williams, Treasurer/Trip Organizer



Local 115th Christmas Bird Counts

*Christmas Bird Count information;

Please contact the compiler to participate.

Wekiva River,  – Jay Exum at

                 or (321) 229-5653

Zellwood/Mt.Dora,  – Wes Biggs at

                 or (407) 384-9766

Econlockhatchee,  – Lorne Malo at

                 or (407) 349-2536

Emeralda/Sunnyhill,  – Peg Lindsay at

                 Clermont, – John Thomton at

                 or (630)201-3864


Limited Edition Field Trips are restricted to 15 people per trip and have a cost of $10/person/trip for members and $15/ person/trip for non-members. Reservations are required and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis the week prior to the trip. For trip reservations, call Bob Sanders at (407) 454-0542. [Note mix of Saturday & Sunday trips.]

Sat. Sep 27......Orlando Wetlands Park (OWP)

Sun. Oct 19......Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Sat. Nov 15......Lake Apopka Restoration Area ( LARA)

Sun. Dec 21.....Lake Jesup Conservation Area,

......................     Marl Bed Flats Tract

Sat. Jan 24......Smyrna Dunes Park, New Smyrna


Sun. Feb 15.....Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Sun. Apr 12......Ft. De Soto Park, Pinellas County

Sat. May 30.....Three Lakes WMA, Osceola County




Location: Birdsong Nature Center, St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge & Seacrest Wolf Preserve

Date: May 1--3, 2015; drive up Friday for afternoon trip to Birdsong, Saturday guided trip to St. Marks NWR, Sunday morning private tour of Seacrest, depart Sunday afternoon

Registration: Teresa Williams—(407) 644-0796

Cost: (includes lunch Sat & Sun): $60 members/$75 nonmembers

Trip/lodging details will be announced in the OASis and here when available



Mead Garden Bird Walks, Winter Park

Sat. Oct 4, 11, 18, 25, and Nov 1

Start time: 8:00 AM—(407) 647-5834


Audubon Florida Assembly, Hutchinson Id.

October 17-18, 2014


Backyard Biodiversity Day

Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

October 18, 2014—(407) 637-2525


Oakland Heritage Festival

October 25, 2014 — (407) 886-2925


Lake Eola Fiesta in the Park, Orlando

November 1–2, 2014—(407) 644-0796


Great Backyard Bird Count

February 13–16, 2015—


Orlando Wetlands Festival, Christmas

February 21, 2015—(407) 851-5416


Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

Magnolia Park, Apopka

March 7, 2015—(407) 886-2925


Ethos Vegan Kitchen, Winter Park

OAS – 5% profit day

March 28, 2015—(407) 426-8982


OAS Overnight Field Trip, Panhandle

Tall Timbers & Birdsong Nature Center

Date TBA—(407) 644-0796

Spring Mead Botanical Garden Bird Walks

April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015


Wildlife Friendly and Native Landscape Tour

April 11, 2015. (407) 637-2525


OAS Birdathon

April 18, 2015—(407) 921-8008


Central Florida Earth Day, Lake Eola, Orlando

April 26, 2015—(407) 637-2525


Baby Owl Shower Center for Birds of Prey, Maitland

May 9, 2015—(407) 539-5700




Orphaned or
       Injured Wildlife?

What to do if you find a baby bird

In many cases “orphaned” baby birds are kidnapped when they should be left alone, not taken to a rehabber.

For rehabilitation sources, visit:

Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey (Raptors Only)

Speakers Bureau

Orange Audubon Society has a list of speakers who are willing to address schools and organizations on subjects such as birds, plants, the environment, and Florida outdoors. Call or email


Deborah Green