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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Birds and Brews 6:15 pm
Birds and Brews @ First Magnitude Brewery
Sep 1 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Locaton 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
Sep 4 @ 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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Flagler Sod Fields 7:00 am
Flagler Sod Fields
Sep 7 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meeting location map   Meet trip leader Steven Goodman in the Publix parking lot at NW 39th Ave. and NW 13th St. to carpool/convoy to these agricultural fields about 20 miles southeast of Palatka in search of rarely-seen fall migrants … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Sep 11 @ 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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Loblolly Woods Nature Park 8:00 am
Loblolly Woods Nature Park
Sep 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Location map.   Meet trip leaders Ben and Sam Ewing in the parking lot on NW 34th St. directly opposite 5th Ave. (3315 NW 5th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607).   The diversity of trees growing in the bottomland surrounding Hogtown … Continue reading
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Cedar Key by Boat (sign-up required)
Cedar Key by Boat (sign-up required)
Sep 15 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 offers a special Alachua Audubon price of $25 per person … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Sep 18 @ 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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Barr Hammock South Trail (CLEP*) 8:00 am
Barr Hammock South Trail (CLEP*)
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location map.   Meet trip leader Michael Drummond at the trailhead on SE 175th Avenue 1.5 miles west of I-75 (go west on County Road 234 and keep right at the fork). Barr Hammock is a forested land bridge between … Continue reading
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Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands 8:30 am
Wednesday Bird Walk at the Wetlands @ Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Sep 25 @ 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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San Felasco Hammock (Millhopper Road) 8:00 am
San Felasco Hammock (Millhopper Road)
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location map.   Meet trip leader Steve Hofstetter in the trailhead parking lot on Millhopper Rd. Sandhill, meandering streams, and forested slopes set the stage for the diversity of warblers, thrushes, tanagers, and other migrant birds that we’ll hope to … Continue reading
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Powers Park and Palm Point 8:00 am
Powers Park and Palm Point
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Location map.   We’ll meet trip leader Barbara Shea at Powers Park to look for migrant warblers, tanagers, and thrushes in the trees along the boat channel and to scan the lake from the fishing pier. Then we’ll travel to … 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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