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 field trip 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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Birds and Brew 5:45 pm
Birds and Brew @ First Magnitude Brewery 1220 SE Veitch Street
Apr 1 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 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
Apr 4 @ 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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Ocala National Forest 7:00 am
Ocala National Forest
Apr 7 @ 7:00 am
Meet trip leader Karl Miller in the Publix parking lot at the corner of Williston Rd. and SW 34th St. Come and admire the longleaf sandhills and scrub in this marvelous 383,000-acre remnant of the original Florida, while we search … Continue reading
Family Birding at Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail 9:00 am
Family Birding at Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail
Apr 7 @ 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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Prairie Creek and Newnans Lake by Canoe and Kayak 7:30 am
Prairie Creek and Newnans Lake by Canoe and Kayak
Apr 8 @ 7:30 am
Meet trip leader Matt Bruce at Kate’s Fish Camp on Hawthorne Road at Prairie Creek. Going east on Hawthorne Road, drive past Powers Park and 0.7 mile later, just before the bridge, turn left into Kate’s. If you’ve got a … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands
Apr 11 @ 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
Spring Celebration and Pot Luck Dinner 6:30 pm
Spring Celebration and Pot Luck Dinner
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come join us on Wednesday, April 11th at 6:30 pm for Alachua Audubon’s annual pot luck dinner celebration and help us welcome our newest AAS Board Members.   This event will be held at Bubba and Ingrid Scales’ house at … Continue reading
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Bell Ridge Longleaf Wildlife and Environmental Area 7:00 am
Bell Ridge Longleaf Wildlife and Environmental Area
Apr 14 @ 7:00 am
Bell Ridge is a 720-acre property with a 3.1-mile trail winding through what has been described as “one of the highest quality longleaf pine sandhill forest tracts in Florida.” Join trip leader Bob Carroll in the parking lot of the … Continue reading
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La Chua Trail 8:00 am
La Chua Trail
Apr 15 @ 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
Apr 18 @ 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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Cedar Key 6:30 am
Cedar Key
Apr 21 @ 6:30 am
Meet trip leader Rex Rowan in the Target parking lot on Archer Rd. 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 … Continue reading
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Powers Park and Palm Point 8:00 am
Powers Park and Palm Point
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am
Meet trip leader Barbara Shea at Powers Park to look for migrants in the trees along the boat channel and to scan the lake from the fishing pier. Then we’ll travel to nearby Palm Point to search for more migrants … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands
Apr 25 @ 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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Bolen Bluff Trail 8:00 am
Bolen Bluff Trail
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am
Meet trip leader Mike Manetz at the trailhead on US-441 at the south rim of Paynes Prairie. Bolen Bluff is one of Gainesville’s perennial favorite birding locations, especially during the peak of songbird migration, and we’ll be watching out for … Continue reading
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Huguenot Park and Ft. George Island 6:00 am
Huguenot Park and Ft. George Island
Apr 29 @ 6:00 am
Meet trip leader Rex Rowan at the Tag Agency on NW 34th St. just south of US-441 to carpool to Jacksonville’s Huguenot Park, where we’ll look for shorebirds, gulls, and terns, all in their breeding plumage, and migrant songbirds, including … Continue reading
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