Bird Talk Galore on Sanibel Island

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Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Lecture Series Offers Bird Talk Galore

Developing or enhancing an appreciation for our bird life comes readily on Sanibel, thanks to public presentations by local organizations dedicated to promoting interest in the bird life here.

The Audubon Society presentations consist of Thursday evening lectures held at 7:30 p.m.  The talks are slated to take place at the Community House at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel, but will initially be held at the Sanibel Community Church at 1740 Periwinkle Way until the Community House renovations are completed (check the website for details, or call 239-395-1878.)

Presentation topics include environmental and conservational concerns, and of course, a focus on birds and birding. A $5 donation will help promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida.

For February, the programs are:  (Program descriptions courtesy of

February 2, 2017 – “Better Birding” In this lively and entertaining presentation Don and Lillian Stokes, renowned authors and longtime Sanibel winter residents, will show you how to be a better birder by identifying birds like a pro, understanding and appreciating bird behavior, caring about the welfare of birds and sharing in the birding community.

February 9, 2017 – “Return to Heron Time” Rejoin Rick Bunting as he again utilizes his unique perspective to expand on the family life of the Great Blue Heron using all new photos to reveal many interesting new activities and observations.

February 16, 2017 – “Rookery Monitoring and Protection in Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve” Stephanie Erickson, Preserve Manager of the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, provides us with a pictorial overview of Florida’s first aquatic preserve with detailed emphasis on the many rookeries within the preserve.

February 23, 2017 – “Florida’s Magnificent Frigatebirds, Origin and Future” Dr. Ken Meyer, founder of Avian Research and Conservation Institute (ARCI) returns to enlighten us on results to date of his GPS tracking studies of the travels and breeding area of Florida’s magnificent Frigatebirds, and the management attempts being made to establish new protected breeding locations.

Be sure to make these lectures part of your Sanibel experience!


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