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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Newnans Lake State Forest, East Trail 8:00 am
Newnans Lake State Forest, East Trail
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet in the parking corral for the Pithlachocco Trails, directly across the road from the NFETC sign (with the tree on it) on State Road 26 three-quarters of a mile north of the junction with County Road 329B. Rex Rowan … Continue reading
Birds and Brew 5:45 pm
Birds and Brew @ First Magnitude Brewery 1220 SE Veitch Street
Oct 1 @ 5:45 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 Walks at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands
Oct 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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Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve 6:30 am
Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Oct 7 @ 6:30 am – 12:30 pm
Peregrine Falcons migrate down the Atlantic Coast in fall, usually peaking in early October.   Meet trip leader John Hintermister at the Tag Agency and carpool to the hawk-watching platform at the north end of the park in hopes of … Continue reading
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Chapmans Pond and Nature Trails 8:00 am
Chapmans Pond and Nature Trails
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet trip leader Trina Anderson at the grassy parking lot next to Chapmans Pond. We will start by scanning the pond of this water treatment facility for water birds, swallows and flycatchers. Then we will hike the surrounding 1.5 miles … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands
Oct 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
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Kanapaha Botanical Gardens 9:00 am
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet trip leader Trina Anderson in the parking lot at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens for a stroll through a beautiful 62-acre park marked by gorgeous gardens (including butterfly and hummingbird gardens), sinkholes, a man-made watercourse, and hardwood hammocks that host a … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands
Oct 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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Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walks at the Wetlands
Oct 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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Cedar Key 6:00 am
Cedar Key
Oct 28 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet Rex Rowan in the Target parking lot and carpool to Cedar Key, a quintessential Florida birding destination where birders can often view shorebirds over one shoulder and songbirds over the other. Participants may want to stay in Cedar Key … Continue reading
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