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Education - Manatee County Audubon Society

Time to Learn!

Birds amaze and delight us every day! Their beauty captivates us; their ingenuity and ability sparks our imagination. Birds play many important roles in their own ecosystems and peoples lives throughout the world. Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without birds? Their impact on the natural world and our own history should not be underestimated.

Educational Programs Aimed at Engaging both Children and Adults

One of our key initiatives is to collaborate with schools, other non-profits and community groups to provide educational opportunities to teach about local bird species their habitats, and the importance of conservation efforts. 

  • Classroom Visits
  • Field Trips
  • Workshops
  • Community Events
  • Library Educational Series
  • Events and more!


If you would like more information on partnering with the Manatee County Audubon Society please connect with us. 

If you find an injured/sick/baby bird

The Do's & Dont's

Do – place featherless birds back in the nest, Keep your pets leashed when near baby birds, Keep birds indoors, prevent birds from hitting windows, and contact your nearest rehab center for sick or injured birds.

Don’t – try to feed a baby bird with feathers, assume the babies have been abandoned, assume that a baby bird injured by a cat will be okay, or assume a stunned bird is okay.

For more information, go to – Jivdaya Charitable Trust Website

Dead Birds

Dbird – recording dead birds helps in the science of birds.

Outdoor/Feral cats kill an estimated 1.3 to 4 billion birds annually in the US alone. If you love cats and birds like us, please do your part in reducing free ranging cats. 

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Organizations You Can Contact

Wildlife Inc.

2207 Ave B
Bradenton Beach, FL 34217

Phone: 941-778-6324

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

To report sick, injured or Wildlife Emergencies Phone: 1-888-404-3922

Save Our Seabirds

1708 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota FL 34236

Call to report an injured bird:  (941) 388-3010

If you find a sick or injured bird, please call immediately, and they will dispatch a volunteer rescuer as soon as possible.  Alternatively, you may bring the bird to the above address, which also has an After-Hours Intake Box located beside the back (hospital) entrance.

Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida

925 North Jackson Road
Venice, FL 34292

Phone:  (941) 484-9657
Emergency After Hours:  (941) 416-4967