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AAS President Adrienne Ruhl holding a Mississippi Kite.

AAS President Adrienne Ruhl holding a hooded Mississippi Kite just before it was released back into the wild.

On August 16, 2014, three juvenile Mississippi Kites were released at the Apalachee Regional Park near Tallahassee, Florida after being rehabilitated at Audubon’s Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida. They were brought to Tallahassee because many Mississippi Kites are staging in the area for their fall migration.

The releasers were Adrienne Ruhl, President of the Apalachee Audubon Society, George Wilson, Audubon Florida board member, and Karen Berkley, an Audubon volunteer. Dianna Flynt, from the Bird of Prey Center, transported the birds from Maitland and coordinated the release.

Watch video of the release


Note: Beginning with our September 25th meeting, program meetings will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2810 North Meridian Road. See the Programs page for a map of the new location. 


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On Sale Now!

Great Birding Spots in Tallahassee Florida and Surrounding Areas

Great Birding Spots

in Tallahassee, Florida

and Surrounding Areas

Available now! The 2nd edition of Great Birding Spots in Tallahassee and Surrounding Areas, authored by AAS member Bob Henderson.

This new 140-plus page edition has info on 66 birding hot spots in and around Tallahassee, nearly twice as many as the first edition, and features an introduction by Mark Hohmeister who is Associate Editor at the Tallahassee Democrat when he’s not birding. And this edition includes marvelous bird photos taken by AAS board member Nick Baldwin. We left captions off the photos so you can test your bird ID skills, but the IDs are listed at the back of the book if you’re stumped.

You can buy the books directly from the chapter by contacting Harvey Goldman. Email Harvey at goldman@hep.fsu.edu or call (850) 385-5222. Each book costs $21.50, including tax.

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