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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.

Online registration is closed but tickets are still available at the door for $25. Please arrive at the Emerson Center early to allow for extra time for registration.


Online registration is closed but tickets are still available at the door for $25. Please arrive at the Emerson Center early to allow for extra time for registration.

$25 registration fee includes the two day conference, plus the wine and cheese event Friday night with Doug Tallamy and a box lunch on Saturday.

Click here for local hotel information.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Florida Power & Light
Grand Harbor Audubon Society
National Estuary Program / EPA
Sunrise Rotary Club
Environmental Learning Center
Dr. Richard Sakai
Friends of the Carr Refuge
Garden Club of Indian River County
Ken Gonyo
Indian River Neighborhood Association
Marine Resources Council
The Law Office of George Glenn

Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition
Conradina Chapter - Florida Native Plant Society
Dr. David Cox Consulting
Friends of St. Sebastian River
Steve Goff
Frances Graves
Indian River Land Trust
Mandala Village and Resort
Tina Marchese
National Audubon Society
Native Plant Horticulture Foundation
Pelican Island Preservation Society
Dr. John Orcutt
St. Johns Riverkeeper
Save The Manatee Club, Inc.
Sierra Club - Turtle Coast Group
Marie Stiefel
David & Joyce Thompson

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Class Schedule
Nov 17, 2017

History of ORCA & Pelican Island Audubon - Dr. Richard Baker
Indian River Lagoon
- Bob Montanaro
Our Natural Habitats followed by ORCA Hammock Walk - Ken Gonyo

Dec 15, 2017

Scrub-Jays & their Habitats - followed by ORCA Scrub walk
Bob Montanaro, Ellie Van Os, Ken Gonyo

Jan 19-20, 2018

Conference: Transforming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future at the Emerson Center - $25 fee includes Friday Evening Reception & Lunch
See more information below.

Feb 16, 2018

Butterfly/Pollinator Native Gardens - Ken Gonyo
Invasive Plants & their Control - Beth Powell & Wendy Swindell

March 16, 2016

Being an Audubon Activist followed by a walk to the ORCA Tower -
Dr. Richard Baker & Ken Gonyo

Apr 20, 2018

Flora & Fauna of the Indian River Lagoon followed by seining for fish in the IRL - Dr. Grant Gilmore

May 18, 2018

Blood Suckers followed by finding them at ORCA -
Dr. Nathan Burkett-Cadena

Feb Sunday Morning TBD

Canoe & kayak to a nearby ORCA bird rookery

Mar Sunday Morning TBD

Birding to a Wetland Habitat

All classes held at the Pelican Island Audubon House are taught by dynamic guest speakers on topics related to our local natural habitats and associated flora and fauna. Each class will have a classroom segment of interactive lectures followed by outside field excursions relating to the classroom topics. The class will give you opportunities for hands-on learning of various habitats. Class schedule subject to change.

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Pelican Island Audubon Event Calendar
Visit Audubon House and the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA)
195 9th Street SE (Oslo Road), Vero Beach
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

Read the latest edition of the newsletter.

January Hoot

Why did you move to Indian River County?

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
Visit the Video Archive.
Fall 2017 Audubon Advocate Completion Ceremony
Native Landscaping at Audubon House
Audubon Advocates: Fostering a love of the Indian River Lagoon through nature & science
Artist At Work: The Habitat Mural at Audubon House
2016 Audubon Advocate skits at the annual potluck
Pelican Island Audubon - Introduction to Audubon's Climate Change Report - Length: 7:10 minutes
Pelican Island Audubon Presents - Audubon's Climate Report - The Future of North American Birds - Length: 14 minutes
Together Green Square Foot Gardening Project in Indian River County Schools
Small-scale Gardening with Large-scale Gains
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