To conserve and restore South Florida ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
Perching at home to Flatten the Curve!
As we all continue to practice physical distancing and social responsibility, your health and well-being, and that of our staff, remain our top priorities. To help flatten the COVID-19 transmission curve, our Doc Thomas House headquarters remains closed and our staff continues to work from home. Near-term birding trips and events are cancelled or postponed. We will continue to re-evaluate weekly and keep you informed.
While our "new normal" routines vary, we all share an enduring love of birds and nature. Now more than ever, birds can bring us joy and provide a much-needed connection to the natural world. Birding in your backyard or neighborhood is the perfect prescription for cabin fever. You can also join our online birding forums to share your sightings and stay abreast of local birding updates. (Visit the Bird Board on our website or join our new Facebook Bird Board.)
Be assured that during tranquil or turbulent times our Conservation Mission remains foremost: To conserve and restore South Florida ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
See our "April with the Birds" calendar for information on current cancellations and future birding trips.
Hold the Line Coalition cofounders prevail in SR-836 Extension legal challenge — Judge Rules Against Miami-Dade County plans to extend SR-836 beyond the Urban Development Boundary, into the Everglades
The wetlands that would be impacted by the proposed extension of SR-836 provide foraging and nesting habitat for the Wood Stork, a threatened species. Photo: Lorraine Minns
Chirping About . . .
Our Bird-Friendly Demo Garden!
8th Annual Bird Day!
Paola Ferreira, our new Executive Director!
Upcoming TAS Birding Tours!Varied Bunting (Passerina versicolor) Photo by Stefan Schlick
Southeast Arizona: Birding during the Monsoon Season
Sunday, August 2 to Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Leaders: Stefan Schlick and TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza. Fee: $1,900.00 per person double occupancy, $400.00 single supplement. Fee includes transportation, lodging, guides and park fees. Not included is round-trip airfare to Tucson, any meals, tips, laundry costs or other incidental expenses. For a detailed itinerary, click here. Email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator for an application or additional information. A $500.00 deposit is due at time of booking, balance of payment due by May 3, 2020.American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) Photo by Alexander Dzib
Mexico: Birding the Ruins of the Yucatan
Thursday, January 21 to Sunday, January 31, 2021
Leaders: TAS Field Trip Coordinator Brian Rapoza and a local guide. Fee: $2,745.00 per person double occupancy, $345.00 single supplement. Fee includes transportation, lodging, guides and park fees. Not included is round-trip airfare to the Yucatan (arrival in Cozumel, departure from Merida), tips, laundry costs or other incidental expenses. To register or to view a detailed itinerary, click here. A $200.00 deposit is due at time of booking, balance of payment due by October 18, 2020.For a complete list of upcoming TAS birding tours, click here.