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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 kids outing and FREE!

A small but important rookery close to civilization - actually right on Tamiami Trail behind the... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2016
Venice, Florida
Birds and more birds

A wonderful place to visit, just to watch birds being birds. A variety of species nest here in the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2016
Madison, AL
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“small lake” (13 reviews)
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4002 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5030
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

A small but important rookery close to civilization - actually right on Tamiami Trail behind the Court house and Florida Highway Patrol HQ...Lots to watch and see. Sun down is the best time to go when all of the birds are returning...Parking can be a...More

Thank gardner34285
Reviewed 2 April 2016

A wonderful place to visit, just to watch birds being birds. A variety of species nest here in the spring. In March, we saw birds constructing nests, birds guarding eggs, birds feeding their hatchlings, birds flying to and from the nests, etc. Serene and beautiful,...More

Thank ALALtraveler
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a small, but lovely heron/egret rookery. Photographers flock here for early morning and sunset pictures. In addition, there are bat boxes, and at sunset you can watch the bats as they leave the boxes. In the winter look for beautiful night blooming jasmine.

Thank Carmelite33
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a great place to set on a bench around the small pond/lake to relax, and watch the birds building nest, feeding there young chicks, and spotting an alligator.

1  Thank huntrer57
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Audubon Society Rookery had been recommended to us by friends, and we are glad we visited--twice actually, at midday and then later the same day at sunset. During the day there are few people, but near sunset it gets crowded--with birds, people, and cars--...More

Thank MDhereandthere
Reviewed 17 March 2016

This was just a pit stop for me. I love nature but I’m not a hardcore birder. I was expecting the place to be in the middle of nowhere but it is literally situated in the back of a subdivision. It’s a very quaint park....More

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We have been here several times and always enjoy seeing the many nesting birds and birds displaying during mating season. A bit hard to find the first time we went as it a distance off Tamiami Trail and the directional signs are small. Go just...More

Thank 1899maf
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This area is a pond with an island perhaps 50 yards from the shore, where many water-related birds may be seen. One can walk around the pond, although a paved path is not available all the way near the shore. For people from other states...More

Thank Edwin M
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Stopped by the Audubon office and found that right on their grounds was a rookery on an island protected from predators by a resident crocodile. Birds were building nests as we watched while others were tending to their young chicks. Very interesting.

Thank mtp63
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We stopped in after lunch to view the birds in the rookery. I would recommend going 1/2 before sunset as that is when they all the come in to nest at night and you will see hundreds . If you are an early riser you...More

1  Thank booking123
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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.