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Our mission is to foster an awareness of Florida birds and other wildlife through education, exploration, and conservation.

  • Myakka River Field Trip
    Myakka River Field Trip
    Wed, Dec 06
    13208 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241, USA (9m east of 75)
    Dec 06, 2023, 8:10 AM
    13208 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241, USA (9m east of 75)
    Dec 06, 2023, 8:10 AM
    13208 State Rd 72, Sarasota, FL 34241, USA (9m east of 75)
    December Field Trip will be held on Wednesday earlier than normal due to Christmas Count Dec 16. Sharon Wilcox will start the guided tour at the first inside bridge. Park on the side of right side of the road. There is a State Park fee $4-6 @car
  • Saturday Nature Walks at Audubon Pennington Park
    Saturday Nature Walks at Audubon Pennington Park
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Dec 09
    Port Charlotte
    Dec 09, 2023, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    Port Charlotte, 1153 Alton Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, USA
    Dec 09, 2023, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
    Port Charlotte, 1153 Alton Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33952, USA
    An guided nature walk led by Rob Mills. He tells colorful stories about the name, history, wildlife, plants and three ecosystems: oak hammock, pine flatwoods and cypress swamp.
  • Christmas Bird Count
    Christmas Bird Count
    Sat, Dec 16
    Charlotte Harbor, FL, USA
    Dec 16, 2023, 6:00 AM
    Charlotte Harbor, FL, USA
    Dec 16, 2023, 6:00 AM
    Charlotte Harbor, FL, USA
    Tony Licata is helping Bren Curtis with the PRAS circle this year as he retires. Look for updates and emails Nov 15 and Nov 30 for commitments on count day of Dec 16.
  • Holiday Pot Luck Dinner
    Holiday Pot Luck Dinner
    Thu, Dec 21
    3320 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980, USA
    Dec 21, 2023, 5:30 PM
    3320 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980, USA
    Dec 21, 2023, 5:30 PM
    3320 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980, USA
    Judging Photo Contest Finalists and perhaps a brief summary of CBC results. Bring your favorite dish to share. BYO beverage, silverware, dish and cup along with your Holiday cheer!
  • New Year's Day at Ollie's Pond
    New Year's Day at Ollie's Pond
    Mon, Jan 01
    18235 Avon Ave, Port Charlotte, FL 33948, USA
    Jan 01, 2024, 8:00 AM
    18235 Avon Ave, Port Charlotte, FL 33948, USA
    Jan 01, 2024, 8:00 AM
    18235 Avon Ave, Port Charlotte, FL 33948, USA
    Join PRAS to celebrate New Year's Day with Dave Lancaster for a walk around the pond! Bring sunscreen, jacket if cool, bug spray, scopes or binoculars and enjoy the birds!
  • Purple Martin Presentation
    Purple Martin Presentation
    Tue, Jan 09
    10941 Burnt Store Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33955, USA
    Jan 09, 2024, 10:00 AM
    10941 Burnt Store Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33955, USA
    Jan 09, 2024, 10:00 AM
    10941 Burnt Store Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33955, USA
    Jason Fischer, Disney's Purple Martin Expert will discuss recent research finding and Bill Kimber will reinstallation of the Gourd Array at CHEC Alligator Creek
  • PRAS Meeting & CBC Talk
    PRAS Meeting & CBC Talk
    Thu, Jan 18
    Regional Realtors Education Center
    Jan 18, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Regional Realtors Education Center, 3320 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980, USA
    Jan 18, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Regional Realtors Education Center, 3320 Loveland Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980, USA
    Jayne Johnson, FWC Sr. Wildlife Biologist and ASW CBC Circle Compiler will give a history of Audubon's Annual Christmas Bird Count.
  • Prairie Shell Crk Field Trip
    Prairie Shell Crk Field Trip
    Sat, Jan 20
    3081 Duncan Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982, USA
    Jan 20, 2024, 8:00 AM
    3081 Duncan Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982, USA
    Jan 20, 2024, 8:00 AM
    3081 Duncan Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982, USA
    Jayne Johnson, FWC will lead this popular 90 minute field trip. Last year we sighted 21 of the 134 bird species that ebird reports and found at least 3 family groups of Florida Scrub Jays! Hwy 17 is Duncan Rd.
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Join Rob Mills  & Volunteers on Wednesdays at Pennington Park

President's message 

Welcome to Peace River Audubon Society (PRAS)


We are a lively group of naturalists who love the warm camaraderie of gathering
for birding walkabouts, field trips and informative speaker meetings. Our mission is to
foster the awareness of birds and other wildlife through education, exploration and
conservation. We are one of 45 local Audubon Chapters linked with Florida Audubon
and the National Audubon Society.


Although our walks and talks are free and open to the public, we welcome you to
join our chapter membership to support our local conservation, scholarship and
education programs. Becoming a new member is a cordial way to get to know local
kindred. We help each other enhance bird identification skills, preserve Florida wildlife
habitat and share environmental knowledge. Membership can be a fun way to meet
other bird watchers, exchange ideas, gain long lasting friendships and learn about bird
species. Membership can be a boundless path to pursue boots on the ground
volunteerism, become a citizen scientist or a policy advocate. If you belong to the
National Audubon, receive the magazine and support national interests among kindred
avian-spirited associates, you can also join our Charlotte County Community. You can
join
either our Audubon chapter or national independently or you can join both at the same time.


We invite everyone to visit our website calendar to find the dates of our exciting free
walks and talks. Rob Mills offers nature walks every Saturday at Audubon Pennington Park. Volunteers gather at that park every Wednesday to spruce up the trails.  We have a free stimulating monthly speaker program for the public! There are lots of other opportunities to get involved by joining one of our various chapter committees or our annual Christmas Bird Count. Let’s go look for birds, enter sightings on Cornell’s ebird system and make some new friends!


Looking forward to seeing you in person,


Bren Curtis, President

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