Audubon Assembly

Audubon Florida Assembly

This year's Audubon Assembly will be held November 7-9, 2024.

Registration is now open for the Audubon Assembly, November 7-9 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront.  

With learning sessions, a keynote presentation, awards, and field trips to some of the birdiest hotspots in the region, Assembly is a great opportunity to network with Audubon members, staff, and volunteers across the state.

Join Us for a Very Special Keynote

We have so much to share this year that we’ve split our traditional keynote slot into three riveting discussions of Audubon in Florida across 125 years, our unique place in the Sunshine State’s conservation history, and our role in the future of conservation in the Western Hemisphere. 

Paul Gray, PhD, Everglades science coordinator, will give the first talk during our welcome lunch hour. From the plume trade to the senseless slaughter of birds before the advent of the Christmas Bird Count, Dr. Gray will trace the origins of Audubon and the modern conservation movement.

During the Friday evening dinner event, Charles Lee, director of advocacy, will take the reins of the story and recount a historical perspective on pivotal moments in more contemporary Audubon history. He will outline efforts to save the Everglades, from the establishment of Everglades National Park to Florida’s water crises of the mid-1950s, the proposed Jetport that almost became a reality in Eastern Collier County, and the onset of Everglades restoration under Governor Bob Graham.

Finally, on Saturday morning, National Audubon Society Chief Conservation Officer Marshall Johnson will share Audubon's ambitious Flight Plan hemispheric vision, with an engaging morning celebrating how Florida is leading the way in its implementation at the state and chapter levels!

Field Trips Galore

You won't want to miss this year's suite of exciting field trips, ranging from a boat-based birding tour of the Indian River Lagoon, ramble for shorebirds and migrants at Lighthouse Park, and urban wildlife viewing at Ormond Beach's Central Park and Environmental Discovery Center.

Added bonus! West Volusia Audubon will host a special open house at Florida Scrub-Jay mecca Lyonia Preserve for early arrivers on Thursday afternoon. 

Register today!


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