Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

AAS-logoThe Alachua Audubon Society’s mission is to foster appreciation and knowledge of birds and other native wildlife, to protect and restore wildlife populations and their habitats, and to promote sustainable use of natural resources.

After a long pause from Spring 2020 through Spring 2021, Alachua Audubon has resumed our birding field trips. 

You can find the Spring 2022 field trip list on our Field Trips page.

-The Wednesday bird walks at Sweetwater Wetlands Park will also resume in September and will occur each Wednesday morning beginning at 8:30 am from September 1st through the end of May.

-The Santa Fe College Community Education’s popular birdwatching class will resume this Fall and AAS will once again lead the program, which is held each Saturday morning for four consecutive weeks. The schedule and registration form will be available through Santa Fe College when they are finalized.

-After the 2021 COVID hiatus, our annual Backyard Birding Tour is now in the early planning stages and is slated to be held in early 2022.

Birds and Brews birding meetups are held the first Sunday evening of each month at First Magnitude Brewing Co. Check the calendar below for the time.

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Alachua Audubon Events Calendar

Last Updated December 19th, 2021, Karen Brown