JANET KIRK PHOTO
BONUS: AUDUBON FLORIDA NATURALIST MAGAZINE LATEST ISSUE...AUGUST 2019
JANET KIRK PHOTO
Photo and story reprinted from the ISLAND SUN.
Jim Fowler, publisher of the Sanibel-Captiva Nature Calendar, made a donation of $600 to the Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society recently. This is his 31st annual donation made to a Florida based conservation organization. Since first publishing the calendar in 1988, it has become a tradition for Fowler to donate a portion of the proceeds to one of the organizations listed in his calendar. The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Society was selected because of its role in promoting birding, bird habitat conservation and education about local and migrating birds on the islands. The society presents an evening lecture series during season and conducts educational bird walks both on and off island. Fowler said, “Their evening lectures are an eclectic series of presenters from the birding world, and their birding walks are some of the most exciting and educational local outings available. Both the lecture series and bird walks are ‘must attend’ events during the winter season.” Fowler has donated $24,889 to conservation organizations in Florida.
Presenting the first-ever island-tagged Swallow-tailed Kite! Dr. Ken Meyer and Gina Kent of Avian Research and Conservation Institute tagged him on May 25th of this year on Sanibel and he is already been providing good data about his travels. San-Cap Audubon helped sponsor this Kite in memory of past President Jim Griffith, who played a large role in supporting ARCI. For more information on Swallow-tailed Kites and their migration click ARCI.
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If you enjoy cruising and birding check out this opportunity to help support Sanibel-Captiva Audubon with their mission to promote conservation for birds and their habitat. Highlights on this cruise include an 11 night cruise on the CELEBRITY REFLECTION, birding on Grand Cayman, Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire islands plus a stop in Cartagena, Columbia. This great opportunity will be hosted by Sanibel residents Ken Burgener and his wife Linda, owners of Carefree Birding, an International Cruising and Birding Company.
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LAST YEARS BREEDING BONANZA
WAS THE BIGGEST IN MORE THAN 80 YEARS...