Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

Field Trips

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You can subscribe to the calendar below and add events to your own calendar to receive reminders. You can also download this pdf for a compact schedule covering the year.

Here are some items to consider carrying on any field trip: binoculars (a must), water, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, sturdy shoes, rain gear for sudden downpours, notebook, camera, contact information

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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands
Jan 3 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Sweetwater Wetlands Park is on the south side of Gainesville, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of SW 13th Street/US 441 and Williston Road. Look for the sign on the south side of the road. We’ll meet at the covered … Continue reading
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St. Marks NWR (sign-up required) 8:00 am
St. Marks NWR (sign-up required)
Jan 6 @ 8:00 am – Jan 7 @ 3:00 pm
Meet John Hintermister at the St. Marks visitor center on Saturday at 8 a.m. for a trip to one of Florida’s premier winter birding spots. Expect a large number and wide variety of birds. Bring a lunch. Sunday’s meeting time … Continue reading
Family Birding at Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail 9:00 am
Family Birding at Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail
Jan 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Family Birding at Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail
  Register for this kid oriented event through the Friends of Paynes Prairie website by following this link.
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Birds and Brew 4:15 pm
Birds and Brew @ First Magnitude Brewery 1220 SE Veitch Street
Jan 7 @ 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
Birds and Brew @ First Magnitude Brewery 1220 SE Veitch Street | Gainesville | Florida | United States
Meet at First Magnitude Brewery (1220 SE Veitch Street) for a  stroll to Depot Park to look for birds, and return to First Mag for a cold brew and good conversation. Birds and Brew is a monthly event meeting on the … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Sweetwater Wetlands Park is on the south side of Gainesville, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of SW 13th Street/US 441 and Williston Road. Look for the sign on the south side of the road. We’ll meet at the covered … Continue reading
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Southwest Alaska – An Uncruise Adventure 7:00 pm
Southwest Alaska – An Uncruise Adventure @ Millhopper Library
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Join Audubon traveler Erika Simons as she shares her adventures on a small ship cruise of the Southwest Alaska Inside Passage. The small ship not only allowed her to make new friends with her fellow travelers but also made daily … Continue reading
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Prairie Creek Lodge 8:00 am
Prairie Creek Lodge
Jan 13 @ 8:00 am
Meet Chris Burney and Ivor Kincade at Powers Park on Hawthorne Rd. to car pool to the 500-acre Prairie Creek Preserve. The Preserve encompasses a variety of uplands and lowlands, and we’ll sample several of them on this trip. Wear … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands
Jan 17 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Sweetwater Wetlands Park is on the south side of Gainesville, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of SW 13th Street/US 441 and Williston Road. Look for the sign on the south side of the road. We’ll meet at the covered … Continue reading
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Sweetwater Wetlands Park 8:00 am
Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Join trip leaders Darrell and Sue Hartman for a birding stroll around Gainesville’s newest birding hotspot, a site that has already logged over 170 bird species! We’ll search for ducks, American Bitterns, and other winter wetland birds.   Directions: From … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands
Jan 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Sweetwater Wetlands Park is on the south side of Gainesville, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of SW 13th Street/US 441 and Williston Road. Look for the sign on the south side of the road. We’ll meet at the covered … Continue reading
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La Chua Trail 8:00 am
La Chua Trail
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am
Meet trip leader Felicia Lee at the trailhead of La Chua Trail on Camp Ranch Rd. La Chua is one of the area’s best birding hotspots and it supports a tremendous bird population including wading birds, waterfowl, raptors, warblers, and … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Sweetwater Wetlands Park is on the south side of Gainesville, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of SW 13th Street/US 441 and Williston Road. Look for the sign on the south side of the road. We’ll meet at the covered … Continue reading