Pelican Island Audubon Society
celebrates its 50th Anniversary! 1964 - 2014

View the Chapter Charter | Learn more about our 50th Anniversary.

Our Mission: To preserve and protect the animals, plants, and natural communities
in Indian River County through advocacy, education, and public awareness.

April 2014 at a glance

Field Trips - Click for more information.
April 5 - Saturday - Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area
April 19 - Saturday - Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area

General Meetings - Click for more information.
April 14 - Black Vulture Populations on the Kennedy Space Center/MINWR with Eric Stolen, Ph.D.
April 21 - What do the indicators tell us about the quality of life in Fellsmere and Gifford? with Graham Cox, Ph.D.

Become a JayWatch Volunteer for the upcoming Scrub-Jay monitoring season | Learn More

April Peligram

Read the latest edition of the newsletter.

April Hoot

Ways to be a Patriot

Programs & Field Trips

Schedule of upcoming events.

Bird Photo Contest

Enter your photos of Florida birds!

Other News

Oslo boat ramp backers target of probe
Pelican Island Audubon: 50 years of protecting nature

Ospreys put Blue Cypress Lake on birders' map

Snail Kite survey on Lake Okeechobee


Blue Cypress Lake Guided Boat Tours

The Pelican Island Audubon Society offers guided pontoon boat tours of Blue Cypress Lake for up to 8 persons per trip.  Expert guides Dr. Richard H. Baker and Bob Bruce provide a unique insight into the wildlife, habitats, and beautiful scenery of one of Florida’s special places.  Sunrise and sunset tours are offered for a donation of $85 per person.  The tours are a fundraiser for the Pelican Island Audubon Society.  Food and drinks are included.  For information and reservations, please call 772-567-3520 or e-mail View the flyer.

Purchase the updated and expanded second edition of
Reflections of Blue Cypress: Photographs, History, and Poems
by Richard H. Baker, Ph.D. and Juanita Baker, Ph.D.

Buy Now

Focus on the Indian River Lagoon


Pelican Island Audubon Society Videos
Together Green Square Foot Gardening Project in Indian River County Schools
Small-scale Gardening with Large-scale Gains

Are you an ebirder yet? It's FREE!

Learn quickly how you can be a citizen scientist in your own backyard! See this 5 minute video to show you how to easily join "ebird" and enter the birds you've just seen:

You can also enter old lists you've kept. Go to
Help scientists and everyone know what birds are in our county and where. Or, in your travels, even around the world, learn where to see the birds, what others have observed. You can see the results of other birders entering their sightings of birds without joining ebird.

Community Focus: Marcia Littlejohn interviews Bob Bruce
Tips for Successful Wildlife Photography
Basic Birding by Bob Barbour and Juanita Baker