Audubon of the Western Everglades

BIRDING

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

SHOREBIRDS

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.

SPEAKER SERIES

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

OWL WATCH

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.

CONSERVATION:

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

OUR MISSION:

Founded in 1961, Audubon of the 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. 

Latest News:

AWE's NEW Executive Director
Audubon of the Western Everglades has hired a NEW Executive Director.  We would like to introduce you to Ted Rodman. Ted brings with him an impressive record of business growth, strategic marketing, brand management and development in the corporate and nonprofit organizational environments. We are happy to have Ted on board and are looking forward to advancing our current initiatives under his guidance. Loo for Ted at one of our next AWE events!
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