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Venice Area Audubon Society

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4002 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5030
+1 941-496-8984
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A great and convenient rookery.

There are shelters set up and benches for the bird watchers to observe nesting water birds on the... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Rod K
Nokomis, Florida
Visit the Rookery !

Small but amazing area of nesting birds just feet off-shore in the lake. It's an easy walk around... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
New York City, New York
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“small lake” (12 reviews)
“nesting birds” (9 reviews)
“tiny island” (8 reviews)
4002 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5030
+1 941-496-8984
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

There are shelters set up and benches for the bird watchers to observe nesting water birds on the island rookery. Plenty of parking is available and many bring telescopes to observe the Ospreys, spoonbills, herons, egrets, and other water centric species. A great place to...More

3  Thank Rod K
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Small but amazing area of nesting birds just feet off-shore in the lake. It's an easy walk around this small lake and an amazing view of the nesting birds.

2  Thank cararro
Reviewed 16 November 2016

There is a pond in this small park which you can walk all the way around. There is also a covered pavilion. Bring your binoculars and cameras. The abundance of birds is stunning. Check out the back yards on the far side of the pond....More

3  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Loved this pristine location. All visiting and watching were respectful, captivated and happy. Got some great up close shots!

3  Thank A2782LOjudys
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Run by knowledgeable Volunteers, this jewel of a rookery preserve is maintained in the middle of a cluster of government buildings and in industrial businesses.Depending on the time of year, one can view Anhingas, Roseated Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Black-crowned Night-Herons,...More

4  Thank charkee
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The rookery is a year round delight since they have added new benches, and housing for starlings something to see from every angle, plenty of good photo ops and a sweet short walk around while a safe distance from the old gator that graces the...More

2  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 24 May 2016

I had an expectation for a manicured park full of wildlife. That was not my experience (not so manicured) but I found the park quite interesting and was surprised at all the birds ! ! ! It's a great place to spend a half-hour relaxing...More

3  Thank BalanceSeeker10
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Behind the County Court House (Anderson Building 4000 South Tamiami Trail Venice, Florida 34293) is the Venice Audubon Center and Rookery. The Center is the monthly meeting place of Venice Area Audubon Society that has a monthly speaker free to the public September-May and a...More

4  Thank Barry R
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We stayed on Siesta Key for two weeks in April and spent some time this visit exploring Venice, about a 30 minute drive south of the Key, no farther than visiting some other sites in Sarasota. I read about the rookery, went there, and we...More

Thank Barbara V
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Tucked in the middle of Venice is the Rookery. When we were there in February 2016 we saw many chicks in the nests being tended to buy mom and dad. Blue Herons and Egrets were the most common species. The pond surrounding the nesting island...More

Thank JanT T
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23 January 2017|
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Response from charkee | Reviewed this property |
The rookery is about 24 yards away from where you'll be standing
9 March 2016|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
Went to the rookery last evening. Nestlings, especially herons are near adult size. Ibis are more like babies. I can't say what it would be like by April.Nevertheless, I can say that the rookery will be a great place for... More
2 February 2015|
Response from mjrunderwater | Reviewed this property |
We are renters ourselves, so we do not have anything available. I would suggest trying some of the real estate companies in Venice.