COVD-19 Update:

Please be aware that AWE has you, our members, best interest in mind to keep you healthy and safe from the Coronavirus.   With the recent guidelines that Governor DeSantis has implemented we are canceling all events through April 30. In addition according to CDC guidelines, they are recommending no gatherings of more than 10 people.  People need to stay a distance of 6-10 feet away from each other, and people who may be particularly vulnerable (and the people around them) should take extra care.

If you have any questions on our upcoming Field Trips or Talks please email  Please stay safe.

Our remaining Talks on Marco and Naples are cancelled.  We are working on a way to be able to bring them to you virtually, on facebook live or on Zoom.  We will keep you posted once we have something in place.

Register for our Talks and Outings Now!

Go to Talks/Trips/Events to register.

Upcoming Events & News:

CANCELLED-March 21st- Boat Tour of Ten Thousand Islands Bird Outing

April 8, 2020- Marco Island Speaker Series at Mackle Park   10:00am  CANCELLED


April 14th -Naples Botanical Garden, FGCU Kapnick Education Center Speaker Series   7:00pm  CANCELLED


NEW   Burrowing Owl Walks, May 30th at 8:00am       Register                                                                                                                         June 13th at 8:00am       Register


Burrowing Owl TShirts are now available!  They make great gifts and support our Owl Watch Program. Purchase Shirts    


Audubon Western Everglades


Come birding with us! We offer many local and regional birding outings, all guided by local experts or chapter members.


We connect people, shorebirds, and their habitat. AWE supports Florida’s only winter shorebird stewardship program, where biologists and volunteers team up to help protect shorebirds and educate the public.


We offer a variety of talks from researchers, managers, and conservation practitioners, to share their knowledge with our members and the public.


AWE supports Owl Watch, a citizen science program committed to conserving, and monitoring Marco Island’s Burrowing Owls. With help from University of Florida researchers, we are learning about these urban birds.


AWE advocates for Everglades Restoration and Preservation by working with far-reaching partners to help acquire lands, restore habitats, and protect existing natural features.

  Slideshow Photos © Jean Hall


Founded in 1961, Audubon Western Everglades is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting South West Florida’s Natural Resources and Wildlife through advocacy, education, and community science.

Conservation & Advocacy

AWE is committed to conserving what natural resources remain in SW Florida. Our staff are working with legislators, conservation organizations, and advocacy groups to preserve rural lands, wetlands, and public lands.

Citizen Science & Outreach

We are dedicated to educing the public about imperiled bird life in SW Florida. AWE coordinates Owl Watch, a community science based program monitoring the Burrowing Owls on Marco Island. AWE also supports a winter Shorebird Stewardship Program, monitoring wintering Black Skimmers and terns. 

Upcoming Events

  • Information will be posted shortly for our Programs and Field Trips in the upcoming 2019-2020 Season.
  • 2nd Annual Hootenanny, November 2nd at Mackle Park, Marco Island, 10am-3pm.  A celebration of our Burrowing Owls
  • First Program at Naples Botanical Garden is November 19th.

Latest News:

AWE's Owl Watch Program in Audubon Magazine

We are excited to have our Owl Watch Program featured in Audubon Magazine’s online edition this month.   Check it out!


Burrowing Owl Article

Publications of Interest

2018-2019 Annual Report
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