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, April 13th


A World on the Wing Register

Speaker Scott Weidensaul, Acclaimed Ornithologist and Author
Scott will talk about his experiences with the migrating birds around the world and the challenges they are facing now.
 Join us on April 13th for this fascinating talk.


In case you missed our fantastic Program with Dr. Paul Gray, click on the link below.

Status of Everglades Snail Kite and Lake O Restoration  Recording

A World on the Wing

Scott will be discussing is amazing journeys and the with migrating birds that is featured in his NEW book with the same name. His signed book is available for purchase also. Purchase Now



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 any of our upcoming events 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

  • March 23rd, Dr. Paul Gray Virtual Zoom Talk, 5:30pm on Status of Everglades Snail Kite and Lake O Restoration  Register
  • April 10th, Gopher Tortoise Day Celebration, 10:00am-12:00pm at Mackle Park on Marco Island  Fun for the whole family!  Outside Event   FREE
  • April 13th Special talk with Ornithologist Writer Scott Weidensaul talking about his latest project  A World on the Wing  Don’t miss this event!


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

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