June 18 Field Trip Note:

The field trip to Tigertail Beach to see nesting shorebirds will be a very strenuous 2-mile wade-and-walk in water and sand. Tropical Storm Colin destroyed two of the three nesting colonies and the only surviving colony is at the point two miles down the beach.

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Founded in 1961, Audubon of the Western Everglades is the oldest conservation organization in Collier County. We are one of 43 local Florida chapters dedicated to preserving the quality of life in our respective communities.

One of our primary efforts is maintaining an awareness of local, regional, and state environmental and conservation issues. Accordingly, our mission, in partnership with Audubon of Florida and National Audubon Society, is to promote an understanding of and interest in wildlife and the environment that supports it, and to further the cause of conservation of all of our natural resources.

We offer a variety of activities in which everyone may participate: guided field trips to sites throughout Southwest Florida, evening programs with guest speakers from November through April, grants that allow county elementary schools to bring classes to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary for field trips and for activities at specially constructed educational trails and sites, and we have a conservation committee that is active and influential at the local, regional, and state levels on environmental issues.

We invite you to join us as a member, to enjoy and support programs and activities that appeal to you, and to become a part of preserving and protecting our natural heritage and all of its wild life.

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Collier County Audubon Society, Inc., dba Audubon of the Western Everglades, is a nonprofit conservation organization organized under the laws of the State of Florida on August 3, 1961. The Society is affiliated with the Florida Audubon Society and the National Audubon Society. The Society is registered with the Florida Department of State (document number 702752) as a not-for-profit organization.

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