AWE News of Interest

Speaker Series for our 2020-2021 Season.
All Talks will be virtual this season due to COVID.
Most will be on Tuesdays at 5:30pm.


Next Talk, Tuesday, March 9th


Saving Florida Ranchlands Register

Speaker Jason Lauitsen, Florida Wildlife Corridor
Jason will talk about the dwindling Florida Ranchlands and why they are so important to our eco-system.
 Join us on March 9th for this fascinating talk.


Registration links for all talks now available on website! Click Here 


In case you missed our fantastic Program Talk with Ryan Young, you can view the recording below.

The Magical Mangroves    Recording

Next presentation March 23rd- Dr. Paul Gray, Audubon Florida 

Status of Everglades Snail Kite and Lake O Restoration


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.   Any trips, talks or outings we are planning in the future we will continue to practice social distancing.. Individuals who may be particularly vulnerable (and the people around them) should take extra care.
If you have any questions on our upcoming Field Trips please email

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 latest Summer 2020 edition. Check it out!

Burrowing Owl Article

Publications of Interest

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