Classes & Field Trips

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Apr
19
Sat
Powers Park and Palm Point
Apr 19 @ 8:00 am

Meet trip leader Bob Carroll at Powers Park to check for birds in the trees along the boat channel and scan the lake from the fishing pier. Then travel to nearby Palm Point to search for spring migrants like Cape May and Blackpoll Warblers.

Difficulty: 1 (trip within easy access to the vehicle and/or level terrain one mile or less).

Apr
20
Sun
Cedar Key
Apr 20 @ 6:30 am

Meet trip leader Rex Rowan in the Target parking lot on Archer Road at I-75. The emphasis on this trip will be migrants – mainly warblers and shorebirds. We’ll also look for some uncommon and/or coastal nesting species: Gray Kingbird, Swallow-tailed Kite, and possibly Short-tailed Hawk. Some people stick around after the trip for lunch in one of the local seafood restaurants.

Difficulty: 1 (trip within easy access to the vehicle and/or level terrain one mile or less).

Apr
26
Sat
Hickory Mound WMA and vicinity
Apr 26 @ 6:00 am

Meet trip leader John Hintermister at the Tag Agency on SW 34th Street (across from the new Walmart) to carpool. We will spend most of the day exploring this wonderful mix of salt and freshwater marshes and coastal hardwood swamps. We hope to see spring migrants plus the local nesters—Swainson’s Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Short-tailed Hawk, Acadian Flycatcher, Seaside Sparrow, King and Clapper Rails, and others. Bring a lunch, water, and bug repellent.

Difficulty: 1 (trip within easy access to the vehicle and/or level terrain one mile or less ).

Apr
27
Sun
San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park (south entrance)
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am

Meet trip leader Adam Kent at San Felasco’s Millhopper Road parking lot ($4.00 per vehicle parking fee). Sandhills, meandering streams, forested slopes, and sinkholes set the stage for the diversity of birds we hope to find, such as Yellow-throated and Red-eyed Vireos, Hooded Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, and the locally-rare Wood Thrush.

Difficulty: 2 (may involve uneven terrain one to two miles).

May
3
Sat
Florida East Coast
May 3 @ 6:30 am

Meet field trip leader, John Hintermister, at the Powers Park parking lot. We will explore St. Johns, Flagler, and maybe northern Volusia County. This is a good time for migrant songbirds and shorebirds and they will be in breeding plumage. This will be a full day field trip but you have the option to leave at anytime. Bring a lunch, water, sunscreen, and bug repellent.

Difficulty: 2 (may involve uneven terrain one to two miles ).

May
4
Sun
La Chua Trail
May 4 @ 8:00 am

Meet trip leaders Neil and Joan McLeod at the trailhead on Camp Ranch Road to search for Yellow-breasted Chat, Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, and other prairie-dwelling birds.

Difficulty: 3 (may involve elevation change, uneven terrain, and/or greater than two miles).

May
10
Sat
Cedar Key by boat
May 10 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
May
17
Sat
Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve
May 17 @ 8:00 am

This is a CLEP trip. The Conservation Lands Educational Program (CLEP) is designed to bring attention to local land conservation efforts. These trips are conducted on properties purchased to protect natural resources and will be led by a representative who will discuss ecological features and history. CLEP trips will be educational experiences, so the emphasis will be on much more than birding.

May
21
Wed
Program Meeting: Tracking Manatees in Florida
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Florida manatee is one of the best-studied marine mammals in the world, and yet many mysteries remain. Chip Deutsch has studied the manatee for 20 years and will discuss their unique biology and conservation issues. Special focus will be on what we’ve learned about their movements and behavior through tracking via satellite.

This program meeting is open to everyone, Audubon members and non-members alike. The social begins at 6:30 and the manatee presentation at 7:00.

 

 

May
24
Sat
Butterfly field trip CANCELED
May 24 @ 8:00 am