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Our Mission: To preserve and protect the animals, plants, and natural communities, and the land and water on which they depend in Indian River County through education, advocacy, and public awareness.

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Upcoming Events
Field Trip
January 19 - Saturday - North Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) - Guide: Terry Greene - Start time 9:00AM - ORCA is comprised of approximately 300 acres of varied tropical habitats including mesic hammock, scrubby pine flatwoods, and coastal wetlands. This two hour tour covers 1.5 miles of trails and the far destination is an observation deck over impounded wetlands often teaming with wading birds. Location: North ORCA: Located on the north side of East Oslo Road

Pelican Island Audubon Society and the Cultural Council of Indian River County are holding an exhibition of the 2018 National Audubon Society Photography Award winners at Audubon House, 195 9th Street SE (Oslo Road), Vero Beach.  The award winning bird photographs were chosen from over 8,000 entries from all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces and evoke the splendor, resilience, and ingenuity of birdlife.  A wine and cheese reception will be held on opening night, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Audubon House from 5:00 to 7:30 P.M. that will feature a bird art talk by Juanita Baker, Ph.D.  The exhibit will be open to the public during Audubon House’s normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 1PM from January 21-25, 2019. No RSVP required.

Volunteer Orientation Training - for anyone interested in volunteering with Pelican Island Audubon
Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 1:00-3:30PM

Welcome PIAS Volunteers & Volunteer Applicants!
You may or may not currently be volunteering with PIAS, however, we have set a date for a Volunteer Orientation Training for all current and potential volunteers; on Sunday, January 20th from 1:00-3:30 p.m. At the Audubon House, 195 9th Street S.E., Vero Beach

Whether you are a current volunteer or are thinking about becoming a part of the PIAS Volunteer Team this Orientation is for you!   We have many opportunities with a new year of exciting events!  There are many different ways you can support our efforts.  Please consider coming to our Orientation, you won’t be disappointed!

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the Orientation please call the office between 9-1 p.m. M-F at 772-567-3520 or send an email to to let us know you are coming.

Field Trip

January 23 - Wednesday - Bee Gum Point - Guide: Rody Johnson- Indian River Land Trust - Meet at 9:00AM at Bee Gum Point. This 111-acre property is one of the last unprotected wetlands on the barrier island and contains a mile of Indian River Lagoon shoreline. It is situated along the Atlantic Flyway, a major corridor for millions of migrating birds. DIRECTIONS: At the blinking light on A1A in Indian River Shores, turn west onto Fred Tuerk Drive and proceed to the end of the road. Entrance is on the left by the electrical substation.

January 27 - Sunday - Orlando Wetlands Park - 25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas - Guides: Steve Goff and Bill Loftus - Meet at the Chevron station on 512 near I-95 at 6:00AM - Click to sign up online.

January 30 - Wednesday - St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park - meet at 5:30AM at the park visitor center located at the Brevard/Indian River county line off of Babcock, just north of the C-54 canal. Limited to 8 people as we will ride in a park pickup truck to the colony site. Must be physically able to climb in and out of a pickup truck bed. Bring a spotting scope if you have one as it will be helpful in seeing birds. Other possible birds will include Brown-headed Nuthatch and Bachman's Sparrow, among others. Bring warm clothing in case of cool morning weather. Click to sign up online.

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Nature Nick's Animal Adventures is a fundraiser for the Audubon Advocate afterschool program at Audubon House.
The Pelican Nest Gift Shop is now open at Audubon House on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10AM to 3PM and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9AM to 1PM. Browse through a large selection of unique, interesting, and educational nature-themed items ranging from home decor to nature books while supporting Pelican Island Audubon at the same time. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted.
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Browse the Pelican Island Audubon library in the comfort of your own home. Over 2,100 books in the collection and growing!

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Books may be checked out of the library at Audubon House by Pelican Island Audubon Society members.

Letter to St. Johns River Water Management District concerning water farming

January Peligram

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January Hoot

Plant 100,000 Trees for Life

Bird Photo Contest

Enter your photos of Florida birds!

Contact your Florida Legislator:

Florida Senate legislator

Florida House legislator

Governor Rick Scott

Purchase the updated and expanded second edition of
Reflections of Blue Cypress: Photographs, History, and Poems
by Richard H. Baker, Ph.D. and Juanita Baker, Ph.D.

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Pelican Island Audubon Society Videos

Fall 2017 Audubon Advocate Completion Ceremony

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