Upcoming Programs & Events


Tuesday, April 7: Mangrove Cuckoo, The Road Runner's Cousin with speaker Rachel Mullin, Wildlife Biologist, Ecostudies Institute. Please click HERE to reserve a seat.

The November-April programs are in the Kapnick Center at the Naples Botanical Garden at 7 pm unless otherwise noted (members free, non-members $5). Seating is limited.


Special event with Dr. Jerry Jackson: "Birds of Poets and the Poetry of Birds" on Tuesday, March 24, at the Arsenault Gallery.

Hope to see you at this special event with poetry reading with Dr. Jerry Jackson.

Limited seating so reserve your spot today! Free to Patron members. To register, please click HERE.


Thank you to all who helped make our February 12

Feathers & Friends Gala

with Mac Stone a smashing success! We appreciate your support!

Program sponsorships available

If you would like to sponsor our refreshments, ads, or just your own reserved chair for our Programs this season, please call Lori at the Audubon Office at 239-643-7822. Any help would be appreciated!

Happy Birthday, Ted...

In commemoration of his 90th Birthday and all his accomplishments in the environmental world, AWE would like to say, "Happy birthday Ted!" Thank you for all you have done in your 40+ years of research on the coastal water birds and your dedication to the conservation of the Western Everglades. Read the Collier County proclamation for 'Ted Below Appreciation Day' by clicking HERE.

Welcome to Audubon of the Western Everglades

Founded in 1961, Audubon of the Western Everglades is the oldest conservation organization in Collier County. We are one of 43 local Florida chapters dedicated to preserving the quality of life in our respective communities.

One of our primary efforts is maintaining an awareness of local, regional, and state environmental and conservation issues. Accordingly, our mission, in partnership with Audubon of Florida and National Audubon Society, is to promote an understanding of and interest in wildlife and the environment that supports it, and to further the cause of conservation of all of our natural resources.

We offer a variety of activities in which everyone may participate: guided field trips to sites throughout Southwest Florida, evening programs with guest speakers from November through April, grants that allow county elementary schools to bring classes to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary for field trips and for activities at specially constructed educational trails and sites, and we have a conservation committee that is active and influential at the local, regional, and state levels on environmental issues.

We invite you to join us as a member, to enjoy and support programs and activities that appeal to you, and to become a part of preserving and protecting our natural heritage and all of its wild life.


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Audubon of the Western Everglades
1020 8th Avenue South, Suite 2
Naples, Florida 34102
phone: (239) 643-7822
chapter code: E38
Membership/Services Director: Lori Beall

The Naples Botanical Garden is located at 4820 Bayshore Drive.


1. From US 41 east, take Bayshore Drive south.

2. Travel 1.5 miles to stop sign at Thomasson Drive.

3. Keep straight, staying on Bayshore and enter the Garden on the right.


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Audubon of the Western Everglades does business as Collier County Audubon Society, Inc. which. is a nonprofit conservation organization organized under the laws of the State of Florida on August 3, 1961. The Society is affiliated with the Florida Audubon Society and the National Audubon Society. The Society is registered with the Florida Department of State (document number 702752) as a not-for-profit organization.

The Federal Internal Revenue Service recognizes the Society as an organization exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of The Internal Revenue Code. As such, contributions to the Society are tax deductible.

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