Optimum times to see or photograph the most birds are early morning or late afternoon. The best vantage point at sunset is from the west side, across from the pavilion.
You are welcome to picnic here, but fires are not allowed.
January through April, VAAS occasionally staffs the Rookery with volunteers who bring extra binoculars, a spotting scope, and bird field guides for anyone to use. If you wish to help staff the Rookery, email or call us at 941-496-8984.
The Venice Rookery is an all-volunteer project. A secure donation box at the Rookery is monitored frequently. We invite you to use it. All contributions support our work, including bringing hundreds of second-grade school children to the Rookery each year.