Gainesville, FL 32608
Meet trip leader Bob Simons in the Sweetbay parking lot at the corner of SW 20th Avenue and SW 34th Street. Bob knows pine forests better than almost anyone, and he’s a great guide to the longleaf sandhills and scrub of this marvelous 383,000-acre remnant of aboriginal Florida. Birdwise, we’ll hope to see Florida Scrub-Jay, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Bachman’s Sparrow, and Swallow-tailed Kite.
Difficulty: 3 (may involve elevation change, uneven terrain, and/or greater than two miles).