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 Google 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, contact information

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Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands
Nov 1 @ 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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Hague Dairy 8:00 am
Hague Dairy
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet Rex Rowan at the Tag Agency on NW 34th St. just south of US-441 to caravan to one of the county’s best spots for sparrows, blackbirds, and raptors.   Difficulty: 2 (may involve uneven terrain one to two miles).
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EagleWatch Training Session 2:00 pm
EagleWatch Training Session @ Mill Pond Clubhouse
Nov 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
EagleWatch Training Session @ Mill Pond Clubhouse | Gainesville | Florida | United States
Audubon EagleWatch is seeking volunteers to monitor Bald Eagle nests for the 2017-2018 breeding season. EagleWatch provides valuable information on nesting activity and the current trends of the Bald Eagle population in Florida. As a volunteer, you’ll be assigned to … Continue reading
Birds and Brew 4:15 pm
Birds and Brew @ First Magnitude Brewery 1220 SE Veitch Street
Nov 5 @ 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 Walks at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands
Nov 8 @ 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
Nov 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet trip leader Howard Adams 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 Walks at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands
Nov 15 @ 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
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Join trip leader Barbara Shea for a birding stroll at Gainesville’s newest birding hotspot, a site that has already logged over 170 bird species! We’ll search for wetland birds like Least Bittern, Purple Gallinule, and Limpkin in the treatment wetlands … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands
Nov 22 @ 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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Barr Hammock – Levy Lake Loop 8:00 am
Barr Hammock – Levy Lake Loop
Nov 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Meet field trip leader Matt Bruce for a 6.7-mile hike along Levy Lake’s dike trail (though you can turn back at any time). We’ll be birding marsh, wet prairie, and woodland edges in search of migrant warblers, flycatchers, and swallows. … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands
Nov 29 @ 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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