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

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 Winter/Spring 2020.

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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Jan 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 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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St. Marks NWR (sign-up required) 8:00 am
St. Marks NWR (sign-up required)
Jan 4 @ 8:00 am – Jan 5 @ 3:00 pm
St. Marks NWR (sign-up required) @ Crawfordville | Florida | United States
Location map   John Hintermister Memorial Field Trip   The late John Hintermister led the St. Marks trip every January for years, so we’ve named the trip after him in yet another inadequate attempt to honor the memory of a … Continue reading
Family Birding at Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail 9:00 am
Family Birding at Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail
Jan 4 @ 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.   Location map   We welcome you the first Saturday of each month October through April, to join us for a hike on … Continue reading
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Birds and Brews 4:15 pm
Birds and Brews @ First Magnitude Brewery 1220 SE Veitch Street
Jan 5 @ 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm
Birds and Brews @ 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
Jan 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 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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AAS 60th Anniversary Celebration 8:00 am
AAS 60th Anniversary Celebration
Jan 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
AAS 60th Anniversary Celebration
  Please join us Saturday, January 11th, from 8 AM – noon as we celebrate 60 years of community education, conservation, partnerships, and birding! Celebrations will include inaugural tours of the newly fledged Prairie Creek Banding Station (live birds in … Continue reading
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Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife and Environmental Area 8:00 am
Santa Fe Swamp Wildlife and Environmental Area
Jan 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting Location Map   Meet trip leader Adam Zions in Melrose for our first-ever visit to this 7,370-acre conservation property, the source of the Santa Fe River. The hiking trails pass through flatwoods bordering dense swamp. We’ll be looking for … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Jan 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 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
Urban Mockingbird Song Diversity 6:30 pm
Urban Mockingbird Song Diversity
Jan 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meeting location map   The Northern Mockingbird is our Florida State Bird and Floridians love hearing its rich repertoire of calls and songs. A UF researcher is studying this bird right here in our Northwest Gainesville neighborhoods! Is there more … Continue reading
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Sweetwater Wetlands Park 8:00 am
Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Jan 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Location map   Meet trip leaders Adam and Gina Kent to explore this Gainesville city park created to improve water quality in Paynes Prairie and the Floridan Aquifer. Now a draw to a large variety of birds, with 237 species … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Jan 22 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 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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Dixie County Horned Larks 7:00 am
Dixie County Horned Larks
Jan 25 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meeting location map   Meet trip leader Steven Goodman at 7 a.m. at Hitchcock’s Market (15560 NW US-441 in the town of Alachua) to caravan to the spray fields near Cross City where Steven discovered a small population of Horned … Continue reading
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Cancelled this month – Zen Birding 9:00 am
Cancelled this month – Zen Birding
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Cancelled this month - Zen Birding @ Gainesville | Florida | United States
Please contact Christina Opett at (585) 507-1567 for more info.
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Jan 29 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 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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5 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.

  2. Unable to move the calendar past January. Any suggestions?

  3. Good morning,
    I’m an old eHoosier Snowbird –
    We used to stay near Trenton but in-laws moves to Tampa area, so……
    MAIN reason for writing – while at Trenton I found a copy of Mr Rowan’s &Mr Manetz‘s
    “A Birdwatcher’s Guide to Alachua County”
    I would like to opine that it’s the Best, most complete, thorough, organized and easy to follow Guide of this type I’ve yet to find!!
    SECOND reason for writing – I’ve been rereading parts of said Guide and wonder
    “Are the Bachmans still GUARANTEED at Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve?????”
    Thanks – for the guide and a “very likely” is sufficient

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