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Venice Area Audubon Society

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Go at dusk for one of the great birding shows

People had said how impressive this place is at dusk but you have to be there and experience it... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2018
Nice Surprise

Let's see what's down this road we said. What a great place! So close, but hidden. A nice... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Lauren G
Venice, Florida
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“small lake”(16 reviews)
“nesting birds”(10 reviews)
“tiny island”(9 reviews)
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4002 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5030
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

People had said how impressive this place is at dusk but you have to be there and experience it before you can appreciate the grandeur of the roost. Hundreds, maybe a thousand or more birds rush in and land in the bushes on the small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yellodog117
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Let's see what's down this road we said. What a great place! So close, but hidden. A nice little park with a lake and lots of birds of many species. So relaxing to just sit, relax and watch the birds. Lots of people come with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place to see all types of birds and we got to see an alligator too!! Make sure to take lots of pictures!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank In-the-Northwoods
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We came in mid March and April of 2018, on the island in the little lake, there were many new born birds in their nests of different species. There is a trail to walk around the lake and view the island from different angles and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank M W
Reviewed 30 May 2018

My wife and I visited on a bright sunny day and it was very relaxing and somewhat entertaining to watch the interaction of the birds on the island . It is a very soothing environment in which to take a walk around the park and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank franksnake71
Reviewed 28 May 2018

During certain days/hours, you can visit the Venice Area Audubon Society and look through information on upcoming events. The Rookery is always a big draw, especially during egg hatching time.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank revreikind
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Staff very helpful and other birdwatchers visiting always prepared to help out with bird identification. A lovely tranquil spot surrounded by modern America

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank daveoYorkshire
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We came upon the Venice Rookery through a things to do search and found a real gem. This is a great place to see a variety of nesting birds with their young. They are located on an island in a small lake making them easy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Phillie_gal
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We enjoyed walking around the small lake and seeing all the birds on the island in the middle. A local told us to get there, just as the sun was setting, and watch all the birds fly in to roost for the night.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jules7354
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Interesting to watch the birds come in near sundown - not a place I would recommend for the kids. I can be talked into going occasionaly but do not feel the need to go regularly.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Brice G
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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.