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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Christmas Bird Counts:

Contact the compiler to participate.


Zellwood/Mt. Dora: December 14, 2017
Contact Wes Biggs at

Bay Lake: December 15, 2017
Contact John Thomton at

Wekiva River: December 16, 2017
Contact Jay Exum at 

Christmas: December 17, 2017
Contact Karen Hamblett at

Kissimmee Valley: December 17, 2017
Contact Chris Newton at

Emeralda/Sunnyhill: December 21, 2017
Contact Barb Gay at 

Econlockhatchee: December 23, 2017
Contact Lorne Malo at

Clermont: December 29, 2017
Contact John Thomton at



Beginner’s Bird Identification

Instructor: Bob Sanders—(407) 459-5617 

Registration: Teresa Williams—(407) 644-0796 

Cost per Season: $30 (members); $45 (non-members); $10 (12 & under with registered adult) 

Locations: Orlando Wetlands Park and Lake Jesup 

Dates/Time: Saturdays, 8:30 AM–12:30 PM 

Fall—Oct 7, 14 & 21, 2017

Spring—Mar 4, 11 & 18, 2017

Class limit: 20 participants each season


Birds of Prey Identification

Instructor:  Bob Sanders—(407) 459-5617

Suggested donation each trip:  $5 (members); $10 (non-members)

Attend single or multiple days; No registration required Location: Lake Apopka Restoration Area, Lust Rd., Apopka Dates: Sundays, Dec 3, 2017; Jan 7 & Feb 4, 2018

Time: 7:30 AM–1:00 PM


Photographers’ Workshops

Youth & Family Workshop

Instructor: Susan Kirby—(443) 994-9909 Registration:  Teresa Williams—(407) 644-0796

Cost: $10 (members); $25 (non-members) per adult;

$5 per youth age 10–17 with registered adult Location: Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park Date/Time: Saturday, Jan 13, 2018; 1:00–4:00 PM


Sunrise Photo Shoot

Instructor: Milton Heiberg—(407) 658-4869 Registration: Teresa Williams—(407) 644-0796 Cost: $60 (members); $75 (non-members) Location:  Orlando Wetlands Park

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb 24, 2018; 6:00–10:00 AM

Class limit: 12 participants


Green PLACE Nature  & Photography Hikes

Morning, sunset and evening hikes will spotlight three Orange County (OC) natural lands (Green PLACEs). Trip marked (*) are co-lead by experienced photographers. Bring binoculars and cameras! Green PLACE photo entries in OAS’ Chertok contest are eligible for inclusion in OC’s 2019 nature calendar. Check the OASis for details before each hike.

Saturdays. FREE

Location: Split Oak Forest Wildlife

               and Environmental Area, Orlando

Date/Time: Sept 23, 7:45 AM (see regular field trip details)

                 Oct 14, 7:00 AM

Oct 28, 6:00 PM

Location: Johns Lake Conservation Area, Winter Garden (*)

Date/Time: Dec 9, SUNSET (see regular field trip details)

Location: Isle of Pine Preserve, Orlando (see regular

               field trip details)

Date/Time: Mar 17, 7:45 AM


2017–2018 FIELD TRIPS 


Regular Field Trips

Regular field trips showcase Florida’s fauna and flora in natural conditions. Most involve leisurely walks while observing wildlife. Before each field trip, check the OASis for details. Contact leader Larry Martin with questions: (407) 647-5834 or FREE

Sept 23 .................Split Oak Forest Wildlife & Environmental

                                 Area, Orlando

Oct 21 ..................Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

Nov 18 ..................PEAR Park, Leesburg

Dec ......................Participate in local Christmas Bird Counts

Jan 20...................Birdapalooza, Apopka (see OASis for

                                            field trip times)

Feb 17 .................Orlando Wetlands Festival, Christmas

Mar 17 .................Isle of Pine Preserve, Orlando

April 21 ................Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

May 18–20 ...........Participate in South Carolina (see overnight

                                 details below)


Limited Edition Field Trips

Limited Edition Field Trips are restricted to 15 people per trip. The cost per person per trip is $10 members/$15 non-members. Reservations are required and taken the week before by leader Bob Sanders: (407) 459-5617. 


Sat., Sept 30...........Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge,


Sun., Oct 15............Three Lakes WMA, Osceola County

Sat., Nov 11............ Lake Apopka North Shore, Clay Island

Sun., Dec 17............Lake Jesup Conservation Area, Marl Bed

                                    Flats Tract

Sun., Jan 14 ...........Smyrna Dunes Park, New Smyrna Beach

Sun., Feb 25............Lake Harney Wilderness Area, Geneva

Sat., Mar 24.............Ocala National Forest, Paisley

Sun., April 22 ..........Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County

Sat., May 26 ...........Three Lakes WMA, Osceola County


Overnight Field Trips

North Florida Birding & North American Wolf Encounter

Location: Seacrest Wolf Preserve, St. Marks NWR Area & Tall Timbers Date: Dec 7–Dec 10, 2017. Birding St. Marks NWR, Tall Timbers/Red Hills Region & Maclay Gardens State Park; touring Stoddard Bird Lab & Seacrest Wolf Preserve (private tour Fri.)

Cost: (includes local expert guides, field trip fees, some meals)

Weekend: $80 members/$95 non-members; Birding only $55/$70: Seacrest private tour only: $35/$45

Registration/lodging/other details: Teresa Williams—(407) 644-0796

South Carolina Magical Birding

Location: South Carolina (Congaree National Park area)

Date: May 18–20, 2018. Birding by sight for SE breeding and migrant birds, by sound for bird songs and searching by dark for fireflies!

Cost: (includes local expert guides, field trip fees, picnic supper Friday)

$60 members/$75 non-members

Registration: Teresa Williams—(407) 644-0796

Lodging/other details: Deborah Green—(407) 637-2525


Youth Field Trips

Youth field trips allow children to observe and enjoy the natural world on easy hiking trails. All start at 9:00 AM. Youths must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations are needed. Please contact leader Melissa Gonzalez with questions: (239) 404-9248. Loaner binoculars are available. FREE.

Sat., Sept 24............Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

Sat., Nov 12.............Central Winds Park, Winter Springs 

Sun., Feb 19............Maitland Community Park, Maitland

Sun., Mar 19............Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park 



Tarflower Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society’s “Florida Native Plant Month”

Presentation Bringing Biodiversity Back Into Urban Yards by Dr. Patrick Bohlen, UCF

October 3, 2017, Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando 7:00 PM—(407) 637-2525


Fall Mead Botanical Garden Bird Walks, Winter Park October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2017

8:00 AM—(407) 647-5834


Backyard Biodiversity Day

Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park October 14, 2017—


Audubon Florida Assembly, St. Augustine October 20–21, 2017—


Lake Eola Fiesta in the Park, Orlando November 4–5, 2017—(407) 644-0796


Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza Birding and Photography Field Trips, Lake Apopka North Shore and other locations January 19 & 21, 2018—(407) 637-2525

Free Family-oriented Festival, Magnolia Park, Apopka January 20, 2018—(407) 637-2525


Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16–19, 2018—


Orlando Wetlands Festival, Christmas February 17, 2018—


Ethos Vegan Kitchen, Winter Park

5% Profit Day to benefit Orange Audubon Society March 3, 2018—(407) 637-2525


OAS Birdathon

April 7, 2018—(407) 488-9559


Spring Mead Botanical Garden Bird Walks, Winter Park April 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2018

Start time: 8:00 AM—(407) 647-5834


Chertok Nature Photography Contest Deadline to submit all entries: April 19, 2018

Central Florida Earth Day, Lake Eola, Orlando April 21, 2018—(407) 637-2525


Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive 3rd Anniversary April 29, 2018—(407) 637-2525


Baby Owl Shower, Center for Birds of Prey, Maitland

May 12, 2018—(407) 644-0190;


Chertok Nature Photography Contest Deadline to submit all entries: April 19, 2018

Deadline to replace disqualified entries: May 17, 2018 Awards: June 21, 2018—(407) 644-0796

North Florida Birding and Botany Field Trips

& North American Wolf Encounter
December 7–10, 2017

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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. 

Click Here

or email

Linda Carpenter