For the health & safety of our members, friends and board (under the CDC and State guidances for groups of 10 or less and social distancing) our 3 last events for our 2019/2020 Season have been canceled. We are hoping to reschedule these during our 2020/2021 Season.

Field Trip : Saturday, March 28 - Bolen Bluff Trail at Paynes Prairie
Program:  Tuesday, April 14 - Nocturnal Wildlife of North Florida
Field Trip: Saturday, April 25 - Birding Cedar Key By Boat

SFAS Program Meetings
Active: Sept - April
Annual Report
When: Program Meetings are held the Second Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm.

Where:Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall, 204 SR 26, Melrose

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Photo Credits
Photographs displayed on this website are copyrighted and were provided with permission by:
Ann Stodola
Dr. Jeff Smith
John Sloane
Richard Segall
Carol Sallette
Anne Pierce
Ida Little
Joyce King
Ray Franklin
Bill Chitty
Sallie Carlock
Jan & Bill Bolte
Keith Bollum
Bob Bird


OUR MISSION: To educate people of all ages in the value and necessity of environmental stewardship through conservation actions, personal example, partnerships, and opportunities to experience the natural world.

8 public programs on the theme “Wildlife Matters, average attendance 45
Conservation Celebration, Dec. 10, with area conservation organizations
Field trips to Little Orange Creek Nature Park, Etoniah State Forest, Ordway Preserve, Robinson Backyard, La Chua Trail, Santa Fe Swamp, Cedar Key, Paynes Prairie Sheetflow Restoration Project

Breeding Bird Atlas – coordinated Bradford & Putnam Counties data collection
SE American Kestrel nest monitoring at Gold Head Branch State Park
Etoniah rosemary census – data collection
Christmas Bird Count – 106 species, 8 teams, 28 participants
Great Backyard Bird Count -- promoted participation
Plum Creek development – monitored plans
Swallow-tailed Kite – worked with Avian Research & Conservation to protect habitat on Plum Creek lands
Jay Watch training and participation
EagleWatch – 2 nests monitored
Educational kiosk on fire ecology – worked with Gold Head State Park to develop kiosk
Welaka State Forest, Etoniah State Forest – served on10 yr. Management Plan Advisory Group
Comments to EPA re pollinators and native plants
Promoted passage of Amendment One
Monitored local water issues

Developed bird conservation cards on 8 topics; distributed at Gold Head State Park, Audubon functions, and area libraries
Sponsored programs for children (sea turtles, bats) at all Putnam Co. libraries

Ace Hardware-Keystone Heights partnership, Little Orange Creek Bartram Festival, Yesterday’s Festival (Gold Head), Earth Stewardship Summit (Palatka)
Facebook page - Santa Fe Audubon

Participation in NE FL Regional Conservation Committee
Attend Audubon Florida Annual Assembly
Audubon Academy Planning Committee
Attend National Audubon board meeting in Amelia Island

Total liabilities & equity: $12,288
Major income: membership dues, silent auction, raffles at meetings, donation of website cost
Major expenditures: insurance, occupancy, website, printing

72 local chapter members
140 National Audubon members