Alachua Audubon Society

A chapter of the National Audubon Society

Field Trips

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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

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 field trip schedule covering the year.

Note on using the calendar: If you get the message “Something went wrong…” when changing the month, please RELOAD the page after clicking on the next or previous (< or >) button.You can also quickly go to a month by clicking on the current month, advancing to the month of choice and clicking on the 1st of that month. You will still need to hit RELOAD.

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Orange Lake (bring your own canoe/kayak) 8:00 am
Orange Lake (bring your own canoe/kayak)
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location map   Meet trip leader Matt Bruce at Heagy Burry Park in the town of Orange Lake. From Gainesville, head south on US-441 to the Alachua/Marion county line. From the county line continue on 441 another 4.5 miles and … Continue reading
Family Birding at Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail 9:00 am
Family Birding at Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail
Feb 2 @ 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.   Location map   We welcome you the first Saturday of each month October through April, to join us for a hike on … Continue reading
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Birds and Brew 4:45 pm
Birds and Brew @ First Magnitude Brewery 1220 SE Veitch Street
Feb 3 @ 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm
Birds and Brew @ First Magnitude Brewery 1220 SE Veitch Street | Gainesville | Florida | United States
Location map   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 … Continue reading
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Touring Cuba 7:00 pm
Touring Cuba @ Tower Road Library
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location map   Note new location. Tower Road Library, 3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608.   Only in the past few years have American tourists been able to visit Cuba. Many have wondered about Cuban life and wildlife and … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Location map   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 … Continue reading
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Backyard Birding Tour 9:00 am
Backyard Birding Tour
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE ALACHUA AUDUBON BACKYARD BIRDING TOUR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019 from 9 AM – 3 PM   Explore several of Gainesville’s premier backyard birding habitats on a self-guided tour   Learn how to attract a … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Location map   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 … Continue reading
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Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area 7:30 am
Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area
Feb 17 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Location map   Meet trip leader Bubba Scales in the Publix parking lot at SW 34th St. and Williston Rd. to carpool. The 6,577-acre Emeralda Marsh in northern Lake County, at the headwaters of the Ocklawaha River, is a National … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Location map   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 … Continue reading
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Zen Birding 9:00 am
Zen Birding @ Possum Creek Park
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Zen Birding @ Possum Creek Park | Gainesville | Florida | United States
Location map.   Starting September 23rd. Held every 4th Sunday of the month at Possum Creek Park from 9:00-10:30am. Zen birding is a combination of yoga, meditation, birding, and hiking.   Please contact Christina Opett at (585) 507-1567 for more … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Location map   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 … Continue reading
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5 Comments

  1. Hello, I was wondering if there will be a field trip to see the burrowing owls this summer at Watermelon Pond? Or is it possible to locate them outside a field trip?
    Thank you,
    Cecilia Carey
    member Seminole Audubon Society

    • We’ll be holding our annual Burrowing Owl field trip on June 3rd this year. We’ll meet at Watermelon Pond at 7:30 a.m. and the county biologists will escort us across the fields to the owl colony. If you watch the “Birding Reports” on this web site ( http://www.alachuaaudubon.org/bird-reports/ ), or follow the Alachua Audubon Society Facebook page, you’ll see the announcement.

  2. Unable to move the calendar past January. Any suggestions?

  3. Good morning,
    I’m an old eHoosier Snowbird –
    We used to stay near Trenton but in-laws moves to Tampa area, so……
    MAIN reason for writing – while at Trenton I found a copy of Mr Rowan’s &Mr Manetz‘s
    “A Birdwatcher’s Guide to Alachua County”
    I would like to opine that it’s the Best, most complete, thorough, organized and easy to follow Guide of this type I’ve yet to find!!
    SECOND reason for writing – I’ve been rereading parts of said Guide and wonder
    “Are the Bachmans still GUARANTEED at Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve?????”
    Thanks – for the guide and a “very likely” is sufficient

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