To conserve and restore South Florida ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats.
Tropical Audubon Society facilitates its Mission via:
Conservation: Protect native plants, indigenous species and the environment by promoting wise stewardship of habitat and natural resources.
Education: Cultivate a better understanding of, and appreciation for, Nature, the environment and ecological relationships.
Preservation: Maintain the integrity of the Doc Thomas House in accordance with its charter designation, its Miami-Dade County historic status, its Florida Heritage Site recognition and its distinguished listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Recreation: Bring together those with shared interests for pleasurable outings and events that showcase our Steinberg Nature Center and other treasured South Florida habitats.
Our core region is comprised of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, wherein we focus on water quality and habitat sustainability in Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay and the Everglades.
The Steinberg Nature Center at Tropical Audubon Society offers free environmental education programs to schools and other interested groups. We provide a Birding 101 program, individual lessons for special topics, and field trips. These programs are designed for elementary age students but can be adapted for older groups.
Conservation and Advocacy
Advocate for protection and restoration of natural lands.
Our South Florida focus is on Everglades Restoration, Biscayne Bay protections, 'Hold The Line' Urban Development Boundary preservation, protection of agricultural lands, Smart Growth for urban planning, AND conservation of bird habitats.
Preserve natural lands including the 2 properties owned by TAS that have the endangered pine rocklands ecosystem on them, plus helping to preserve County, State and Federal natural forests and preserves.
We are proud to call the historic Doc Thomas House our home. It is our honor to preserve this 1930's "arts and crafts" style house and use it to champion local environmental conservation preservation for the benefit or our South Florida community.
Plants for Birds
Have fun outdoors in the natural environment. We have events and concerts at our Steinberg Nature Center, we go birding all over Miami Dade County, and hold volunteer eco-restoration days year-round.
Dr. Jose F. Barros, D.D.S.
Sara Conde, CPA
Lewis Milledge, Esq.
Second Vice President, Grounds Chair
Brian Rapoza, Educator
Vice President, Birding Chair
Vice President, Events Chair
First Vice President
Dr. Jose F. Barros, D.D.S.
Events & Volunteer Director
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.