The Gulf Coast is renowned for its spectacular assemblages of shorebirds, raptors and many wading birds, yet there are innumerable reasons why this region is considered one of the birding world’s preeminent destinations. Discover how we can all make a difference with hands-on stewardship activities to preserve our habitats. We have many projects to become involved with as well as opportunities to share your talents with others.
One way to help Florida's beach-nesting birds is to become a Bird Steward at a beach or rooftop site. At beach-nesting sites, stewards who volunteer help ensure beachgoers do not enter fragile nesting areas and help educate visitors about the remarkable species that rely on Florida's shores for survival. Audubon will train you on the bird protections and biology you will need to be successful. Interested individuals should like spending time on the beach and interacting with the public.
We invite you to become volunteer Citizen Scientists and make a measurable difference in our environment and quality of life. In essence, Community Science is 'Citizen Science' conducted by members of a community of stakeholders; be they professionals or concerned individuals. It involves research conducted by members of the public, often with the help or supervision of a professional scientist or scientific institution.
Most trips are led by volunteer Clearwater Audubon Society leaders. Unless otherwise indicated, they are free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. We host monthly guided bird walks at Moccasin Lake Nature park which is free to the public. Discover birds and make new friends with us as we promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the natural environment through birding.