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 the year.

Note on using the calendar: If you get the message “Something went wrong…” when changing the month, please RELOAD the page after clicking on the next or previous (< or >) button.You can also quickly go to a month by clicking on the current month, advancing to the month of choice and clicking on the 1st of that month. You will still need to hit RELOAD.

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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
May 1 @ 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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Sweetwater Wetlands Park 8:00 am
Sweetwater Wetlands Park
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Location map   Meet trip leader Becky Minnick in the SWP parking lot on Williston Road about ¾ of a mile east of US-441. By early May, our marsh birds should be involved in courtship and nesting. We’ll be looking … Continue reading
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Cedar Key by boat (sign-up required)
Cedar Key by boat (sign-up required)
May 5 all-day
Join trip leader Scott Flamand and the Tidewater Tours crew on a canopied pontoon-boat ride into some of the lesser-known shorebird haunts of the Cedar Key area. Tidewater Tours owners offer a special Alachua Audubon price of $25 per person … Continue reading
Birds and Brew 6:15 pm
Birds and Brew @ First Magnitude Brewery 1220 SE Veitch Street
May 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 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
May 8 @ 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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Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve (CLEP*) 8:00 am
Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve (CLEP*)
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location map   Meet trip leader Michael Drummond at the Longleaf Flatwoods Reserve parking corral on County Road 325 2.3 miles south of State Road 20. We’ll hope to see Bachman’s Sparrow, Brown-headed Nuthatch, and Red-headed Woodpecker, but birds won’t … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
May 15 @ 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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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
May 22 @ 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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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
May 29 @ 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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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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