Southeast Volusia Audubon Society, P.O. Box 46, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170;   president@SEVolusiaAudubon.org


March 2017 Speaker


Gina Holt,  Educator, Wild About Birds, Inc.


Gina Holt was born and raised in Florida, and has always loved this beautiful and fragile State.  A longtime member of the National Audubon Society, she is involved in advocacy, having the opportunity to lobby in Washington, DC and at the local level, always outspoken against the over development we are seeing everywhere in our state.


Gina has been involved in bird rescue and rehabilitation for almost a decade, and fell in love with raptors when she had the opportunity to visit Audubon's Center for Birds of Prey, a rehabilitation center in Maitland, Florida.  She began volunteering every week, learning about the biology and natural history of Florida's birds of prey, and trained to be a docent leading tours and presenting off-site programs. 


She has been trained to assist in all phases of rehabilitation, including working in the clinic with critically injured birds, and learning rehab and conditioning techniques prior to release, and has had the pleasure of releasing dozens of raptors back into the wild, including at least 5 Bald Eagles.  Because of her experience, she has worked for Audubon as clinic staff and as an Educator and Volunteer Coordinator with the Center.


She is currently "Mom" to two parrots and six chickens, as well as four raptors.


Her program is on  Florida Raptors (with a selection of special guests – Katie Belle, Mr. Frodo, Tomahawk and/or Miko).

Come and bring a friend.  Free cookies!