P.O. Box 14550 Bradenton FL 34280-4550                 941.729.2222




We've got another great year lined up for Manatee Audubon with a great slate of events and meetings! 

Catch Early Fall Migrants! 

Steve Black (941) 376-0110 will be leading a trip to Fort DeSoto on Wednesday, September 25th. We'll meet at the first rest area after the tollbooth on the sunshine Skyway Bridge at 8 AM. Search for migrants and shore birds at this hottest migration birding spot on the West Coast. Bring a lunch or be prepared to buy one. Moderate walking if desired, but you can also hang out by the Mulberry Trees. Free for members, $3 for non-members.

Something New! 

We're trying something new this year, impromptu, spur of the moment trips to catch a migration fallout or an unusual sighting. When a fallout is expected or a sighting published, we'll contact you by email with the meeting place and details. You can request notification by phone. Just call (941) 792-2222, and leave a message stating your preference, your name and your contact phone number.

We'll be changing the website to have pages with the latest news on areas of interest; conservation, Jr. Audubon, education etc. STAY TUNED!. 

October 17, at 6:30pm 

Speaker: Steve Black   

Our Own Steve Black will talk on the History of Felts Preserve and the Use of Native Plants in the Restoration of the Preserve. Jim Stephenson will follow with a brief report on the Hog Island, Maine Camp Experience.. 


Upcoming Trips

Day & Date Description & Meeting Information Leader/Reserve spot with
9/25  Fort DeSoto  Steve Black 
10/5  Duette Preserve  B&J Knight 
10/18  Rothenbach Park  Matthew Press 
10/26  Carton Preserve  Dee Haney 



Member Photo Gallery

Share your favorite pictures with other MCAS members, and your photo could be featured in the following month's newsletter and emails! 

Just email your best photographs every month to president@manateeaudubon.org, and we'll show them at the general meeting and vote for a winner. We'll showcase the selected photo in the following month's newsletter and emails.

Have a look at the Monthly Contest Photos 


Member Photos - Jan 2013


MCAS Photo Library is online!

Thank you to Nancy Dean for collecting, naming, and distributing the photographs!

See the collection of all our photographs in the Main Member Photo Library