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Pelican Island Audubon Society
celebrates its 50th Anniversary! 1964 - 2014

View the Chapter Charter | Learn more about our 50th Anniversary.

Our Mission: To preserve and protect the animals, plants, and natural communities
in Indian River County through advocacy, education, and public awareness.

Join the FIRST EVER Global Big Day!  May 9, 2015!  Be a CITIZEN SCIENTIST!

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society have collaborated on to establish the biggest database of any science in the world.  Citizens anywhere in the world can contribute to this database.  Wherever you are in the world you can get on and record the birds you see at your specific location.  We want to keep the Common Birds Common.  So we want to have a record of all birds, not just rare ones, as to what birds are in the world at that time and where. So is asking everyone around the world to join in this day to see how many birds every person who participates can count that day.  Do you think 3,000 4,000 of the 10,000 different species in the world? Let’s do it!
PIAS wants to cover our county.  How many people can record birds wherever they are on May 9th? Just take 3 minutes, wherever you are, record all the birds you see and/or hear at that specific location for only 3 minutes…or longer, whatever and wherever you can give.  This specific data is so powerful as it gives us information about what bird on Earth is where (using GPS coordinates) and when

We need everyone. PIAS’s Juanita Baker is going to hold a one hour brief introductory ebird course to teach you how to join, be an ebird counter and record your birds, 4:30 PM, Wednesday May 6 at the Audubon House (195 9th St. SE [Oslo Road])!  Bring your laptop, ipad, or iphone.  Get on ebird and learn how, so you can help!! For those who can’t join the course, see our brief tutorial to get you started:

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Upcoming Events At A Glance

Field Trips - Click for more information.
Field trips resume in the Fall. Enjoy your summer!

General Meetings - Click for more information.
May 11 (Sebastian) - Our Indian River Lagoon with Ed Killer
May 18 (Vero Beach) - George Nelson Glass Slide Collection with Pam Cooper

May Peligram

Read the latest edition of the newsletter.

May Hoot

Celebrating a New Home after 50 years of being Homeless!

Programs & Field Trips

Schedule of upcoming events.

Bird Photo Contest

Enter your photos of Florida birds!

Other News

Audubon Society turns 50 as new Vero home opens-

Blue Cypress Lake: Osprey Central by Ed Killer


Blue Cypress Lake Guided Boat Tours

The Pelican Island Audubon Society offers guided pontoon boat tours of Blue Cypress Lake for up to 8 persons per trip.  Expert guides Dr. Richard H. Baker and Bob Bruce provide a unique insight into the wildlife (View article about the Ospreys of Blue Cypress Lake), habitats, and beautiful scenery of one of Florida’s special places.  Sunrise and sunset tours are offered for a donation of $85 per person.  The tours are a fundraiser for the Pelican Island Audubon Society.  Food and drinks are included.  For information and reservations, please call 772-567-3520 or e-mail View the flyer.

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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Focus on the Indian River Lagoon


Pelican Island Audubon Society Videos
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Together Green Square Foot Gardening Project in Indian River County Schools
Small-scale Gardening with Large-scale Gains

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