Join Audubon Florida coastal staff to learn how to be an effective bird steward on the beach. You will learn about each nesting site located on multiple public beaches throughout Sarasota County, including Lido Key and Siesta Key. Bird stewards are needed to chaperone nesting sites and chicks while educating the public about sharing the beach with shorebirds. This is a great volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in shorebird conservation and education.
Training sessions for 2023 are over. Watch for new sessions in Spring 2024.
For more information contact:
Holley Short, Shorebird Program Manager, 352.455.8993
Audubon Florida, St. Petersburg, FL FLbeachbirds.org
We hope you enjoy our beautiful beaches and waters. In addition to being a great place to sun and surf, our beaches are important nesting areas for sea turtles and our dunes are home to many unique plants and animals. We hope you will help us protect our coastal habitats and wildlife. Sea turtle season is from May through October. Please protect these magnificent creatures and their habitat:
The Stranding Investigations Program provides 24-hour response to sick, injured and deceased marine mammals and sea turtles within the coastal waters of Southwest Florida, mainly in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The program also offers logistical support to state biologists in the verification and rescue of sick, injured or deceased manatees, an endangered species living in Florida’s coastal waters. To report a stranded dolphin, whale, manatee or sea turtle within coastal Southwest Florida, please call our hotline:
Our next Meet & Greet will be at the Sandcastle Resort. 5:00 pm, Tuesday, December 12th, with special happy hour prices on drinks and food. Catch up as residents return from their summers!
Next Resident Meeting is Saturday January 20th, 10:00 am, Lido Beach Resort Event Space on the 8th Floor. Deputy City Manager, Pat Robinson will give us a state of the keys and the city.
SAVE THE DATE: Friday, April 5th for the Lido Key Residents Association 2024 Beach Party “Cheeseburger in Paradise “