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50th Anniversary Special Newsletter

50th Anniversary Special Newsletter


Adélie Penguins

Adélie Penguins

Next Program: Thursday, April 23, 2015
Social: 7:00 pm
Program: 7:30 pm

Deep Thaw: The Adélie Penguin and Climate Change

With Dr. Heidi Geisz, Adjunct Professor,
FSU Coastal & Marine Lab

Location Note: Program meetings are now being held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 2810 North Meridian Road. See the Programs page for a map of the new location.

Dr. Geisz studies the transport and fate of organic contaminants in the Antarctic food web, particularly higher predators, as well as the effects that climate change may have on the birdlife of Antarctica.

Dr. Geisz also recently has spent time addressing marine science policy. As a Sea Grant Knauss Fellow, she held a position on the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee staff and analyzed policy affecting coastal and marine ecosystems. She also remains keenly interested in exploring ways to bridge communication between science and policy makers.


AAS President Adrienne Ruhl holding a Mississippi Kite.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


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.

You can also purchase copies at: