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Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Blair Visitor Center Update
A bird of prey in flight with a lizard in its talons.
Swallow-tailed Kites Have Returned
The Swallow-tailed Kite is a beautiful bird of prey, striking in its shape and extraordinarily graceful flight. These raptors winter in South America and are now heading north through Florida for the spring breeding season. At one time these birds were common sights each summer over much of the southeast, but today they are found mostly in Florida and a few other areas of the deep south. Visitors started spotting them over the Sanctuary last week.Get tickets to visit the Sanctuary.
Swallow-tailed Kite. Photo: Donald Sawin
A yellow-and-black butterfly on a flower.
Learn About Butterflies Day - March 14
Discover the many species of native butterflies at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on this special day with fun-filled activities for all ages. Short, guided tours focused on butterflies and other pollinators are included with admission – sign up at the front desk. Plus, a puppet show, interpretive programs, garden tours, and more! Members enjoy free admission.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly. Photo: Donald Sawin
Students looking through binoculars at nature.
Summer Camp Registration is Now Open
Join us for an exciting, nature-based summer camp for children ages 6-12 years old. Each week features a different theme with fun, interactive, hands-on activities for campers to explore the natural wonders of the Sanctuary. Campers will discover the ancient forest and animals in the Sanctuary and along the boardwalk through activities that integrate science, arts and crafts, sports, water play, and more. Sign up for one week or more. Enrollment costs $235/week or $185/week for members. Scholarships and sibling discounts are also available.
Summer campers learning about wildlife.
Aerial view of the boardwalk.
Final Corkscrew Member Lecture
Our Corkscrew Member Lecture Series concludes in our classroom today, March 1, at 11 a.m. with Discoveries from Corkscrew’s Trail Cameras. Research Technician Alex Meinders explains how Audubon staff use camera traps for ongoing monitoring of mammal populations in the Sanctuary. Over the course of six years, the cameras collected more than 930,000 photos, providing information on 18 species and their habitat preferences over time. 
Aerial view of the boardwalk. Photo: Jacob Zetzer/Audubon Florida
Photo of a woman looking at photography.
Corkscrew Photography Exhibit Now On View
The Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch is a treasure trove of historic information and interactive experiences. Now through April 27, visitors can learn about Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s past and more through the photography exhibit, which includes indoor and outdoor components. The museum, located at 1215 Roberts Avenue in West Immokalee, is open Tuesday through Sunday with free admission to celebrate our area's history. 
A visitor enjoying the photography exhibit at the Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch.
Events and Other News
Two birds, one perched on a stick and the other in flight.
We're Hiring: Join Our Flock!
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary’s Blair Audubon Center is one of the National Audubon Society's premiere centers. Operating as part of the Audubon Florida state program, the Sanctuary unites visitor and education experiences with science-based conservation to understand, protect, and restore habitats on our >13,000 acres and regional and connected watershed and public lands corridors. Current openings include seasonal outdoor educator, education manager, and land stewardship technician.  Learn more and apply today.
Barn Swallows. Photo: Peter Bauer/Audubon Photography Awards
Birdathon promotional graphic
Save the Date for Birdathon April 20-26
Celebrate your love for birds and nature by participating in the Audubon Florida Birdathon! The Birdathon will be open for an entire week. Pick any 24-hour period within the week of April 20 - 26. By joining us, you’ll help raise much-needed funds to protect birds and the places they need, while taking part in one of America’s most popular—and growing—pastimes. We’re even giving away some cool prizes.  Learn more.
Birdathon is April 20-26, 2024.
Photo showing a man in a tree.
"Chasing Ghosts" Film Screening (Member Exclusive Event)
Join us for an exclusive Corkscrew member film screening event with revered National Geographic Explorer and contributor, Mac Stone. Come and watch the short film, “Chasing Ghosts,” which tells the incredible story followed by a special Q&A session with Mac Stone himself and Corkscrew’s Director of Conservation Dr. Shawn Clem. Plus! Shop our ghost orchid pop-up store to take home exclusive merchandise. Tickets for this members-only event are free but must be reserved in advance. Not a member? Join today
  Space is limited - register for the film screening here.
Mac Stone in a Corkscrew bald cypress tree. Photo: Peter Houlihan
A songbird perched in a tree.
Upcoming Events
Check out these upcoming tours and events!

March 1 | Member Lecture: Discoveries from Corkscrew's Trail Cameras
March 6 | Corkscrew Night Tour
March 11 | Corkscrew Night Tour
March 12 | Early Birding Tour
March 13 | Family Night Tour
March 14 | National Learn About Butterflies Day
March 16 | Backcountry BYO Bike Tour
March 18 | Corkscrew Night Tour
March 19 | Early Birding Tour
March 20 | Member Event: “Chasing Ghosts” 
March 20 | Sunset Stroll
March 26 | Early Birding Tour
April 3 | Sunset Stroll
April 5 | Guided Forest Meditation
April 6 | Backcountry BYO Bike Tour
April 18 | Ancient Forest Tour
April 20 – 26 | Birdathon
April 22 | SPECIAL EVENT: Earth Day
April 22 | Happiness Workshop with Maria Felipe
April 22 | Swamp Buggy Tour

We’re open 365 days a year, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  View our Calendar of Events.
Eastern Phoebe. Photo: Kent Fiala/Audubon Photography Awards
Donations and memberships provide crucial support for conservation work at the Sanctuary. The Blair Audubon Center and boardwalk are open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last admission at 3 p.m. Online tickets are recommended at
Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Rd., Naples, FL 34120 USA
(239) 348-9151 |

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