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Audubon Lecture Series

The Sanibel-Captiva Audubon Lecture Series for 2018 has just been announced:

Jan. 4 – “Tanzanian Tails” –Wildlife photographer, educator and guide, Shawn Carey, will share the sights and sounds from his recent visit to Tanzania to include the many unique birds and animals of this exotic region of Africa.

Jan. 11 – “Purple Martin Majesty” – Avian authority, Dr. Jerry Jackson of FGCU and host of WGCU’s public radio show, “With the Wild Things,” will focus his presentation on this unique example of avian nobility.

Jan. 18 – “Images to Inspire: Barred Owls & Hummingbirds” – San-Cap Audubon’s own Bill Heyd returns utilizing his remarkable photographs and research to provide us entry into the intimate activities of these unique bird species.

Jan. 25 – “Pelagic Birding off the SW Florida Coast” – Discover what avid birders David and Tammy McQuade have learned about our pelagic birds by their many trips “Going where no birders have gone before.”

Feb. 1 – “Shorebirds: The Arctic Connection to Florida” – Charles Ewell, veteran Lee County Bird Patrol tour leader, will detail the species that breed in Arctic Alaska and Canada and then migrate through or winter in Florida.

Feb. 8 – “2017 Notes From a Roadside Naturalist” – Rick Bunting returns to again utilize his unique perspective and superb photos to visually elaborate on his favorite location for observing the wonders of the natural world.

Feb. 15 – “20 Years of Data-driven Bird Conservation” – Dr. Ken Meyer, founder of Avian Research and Conservation Institute, returns to visually summarize the exciting results and compelling stories generated by ARCI’s 20 years of remote tracking research of Florida’s imperiled bird species, including their responses to the severe hurricanes of 2017.

Feb. 22 – “The American Crocodile Comeback & the San-Cap Connection” – Charles LeBuff, author, longtime (50 year) Sanibelian, member of Sanibel’s first city council and former career Biological Technician at Ding Darling, enlightens us on this unique reptile and its even more unique local relationships.

Lectures will be held on Thursday evenings in January and February at 7:30 the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way.

As always, all are welcome to attend with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.. Parking will be available at the Community House as well as across Periwinkle Way in the Herb Strauss Theater parking area. A $5 donation per attendee is appreciated with proceeds after costs being used to promote conservation on Sanibel and in Florida.

For additional information, call Bill Jacobson at 1-239-395-1878 or visit the San-Cap Audubon website at

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