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

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You can also download this pdf for a compact field trip schedule covering the year.

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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Oct 3 @ 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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Santa Fe River Preserve – South Trail 8:00 am
Santa Fe River Preserve – South Trail
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location map.   Meet at the parking corral on State Road 121 4.5 miles north of LaCrosse. This will be our first visit to this 910-acre Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) property, which opened to the public last fall. ACT biologist … Continue reading
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Little Orange Creek Preserve 8:00 am
Little Orange Creek Preserve
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location map   Meet trip leader Barbara Shea at the parking corral on the north side of State Road 20 1.75 miles east of US-301. This will be our first visit to this 2,868-acre Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT) property, which … Continue reading
Birds and Brew 5:45 pm
Birds and Brew @ First Magnitude Brewery 1220 SE Veitch Street
Oct 7 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 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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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Oct 10 @ 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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San Felasco Hammock (Millhopper) – Yellow Trail 8:00 am
San Felasco Hammock (Millhopper) – Yellow Trail
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location map   Meet trip leader Anne Casella at the parking lot on Millhopper Road for a walk on the trail less traveled by recent AAS field trips. We’ll amble through shady hammocks, pinelands, and sandhills looking for migrating warblers, … Continue reading
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Bolen Bluff Trail 8:00 am
Bolen Bluff Trail
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Location map   Meet trip leader Steven Goodman at the Bolen Bluff parking lot on US-441 south of Paynes Prairie.  Bolen Bluff is one of Gainesville’s perennial favorite birding locations, especially during fall songbird migration, which is peaking now. This … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Oct 17 @ 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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Bellamy Road 8:00 am
Bellamy Road
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location map   Join trip leader Jerry Krummrich for a 2.5-mile ramble through his favorite fall-migration hotspot: “I enjoy birding here because of habitat diversity, with sandhill, scrub, and floodplain. Lots of tree species, lots of edge.”   We’ll meet … Continue reading
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Watermelon Pond Wildlife and Environmental Area 8:00 am
Watermelon Pond Wildlife and Environmental Area
Oct 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location map   Meet trip leader Rex Rowan at the parking lot of the Watermelon Pond WEA on SW 250th Street 2.0 miles south of SW 46th Avenue. We’ll be looking for open-country migrants like Western Kingbirds as well as … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Oct 24 @ 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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Kanapaha Prairie 8:00 am
Kanapaha Prairie
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location map   Meet trip leader Rex Rowan in the Publix parking lot at the corner of Tower Rd. (SW 75th St.) and Archer Rd. The Kanapaha Prairie, a 700-acre grassland dotted with marshy ponds, is co-owned by The Conservation … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Oct 31 @ 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

2 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.

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