Birding Trips

Our regular schedule of birding field trips is about to resume. As of now, car pools will be organized only for full-day driving trips (e.g., Cedar Key, Merritt Island). On other trips participants should meet at the venue at the indicated times. Participants may informally arrange their own ride sharing arrangements if they wish. Detailed directions to most of the birding sites are found here. For more information about the venues, follow the links in the listing below. 

Non-members are welcome to join us on birding trips.

You will be required to sign a Waiver before participating.

For reports of previous trips, look here.

Download a printable schedule here.

September

 

September 20 (Monday): Meet and Bird: Hogeye Pathway, Cattail Recreation center, 5219 Marsh Bend Trail. Leader: Alice Horst. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

  

September 27 (Monday) Meet and Bird. Venue TBA. Leader: Alice Horst. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:30 AM.

October

 

October 6 (Wednesday): Ocklawha Prairie and Sunnyhill Restoration Areas. Leader: Alice Horst. Half day walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

 

October 11 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Venue TBA. Leader: Alice Horst. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:30 AM.

 

October 21 (Thursday): Crystal River: Ft. Island Beach Park. Leader: Alice Horst. Half day drive. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

 

October 25 (Monday) Cedar Key. Leader: Barb Gay. All day drive; lunch. Carpool meet at Walmart at 7:30 AM.

November

 

November 5 (Friday): Sweetwater Wetlands Park. Leader: Alice Horst. Half day walk; picnic lunch. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

 

November 8 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Venue TBA. Leader: Alice Horst. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:30 AM.

 

November 11 (Thursday): Carney Island. Leader:  Bob Cole.  Half day walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

 

November 15 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Venue TBA. Leader: Alice Horst. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:30 AM.

 

November 25 (Thursday): Happy Thanksgiving

December

 

December 3 (Friday): Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. Leader:  Barb Gay.  All day drive/walk; picnic lunch. Car pool time and location TBA.

 

December 8 (Wednesday): Circle B Bar Reserve. Leader: Alice Horst. Half day walk; picnic lunch. Meet at venue at 8:30 AM.

 

December 17 (Friday): Christmas Bird Count. Leader: Barb Gay. Details to be announced.

December 20 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Venue TBA. Leader: Alice Horst. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:30 AM.  

 

December 25 (Saturday): Merry Christmas!

January 

 

January 3 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Venue TBA. Leader: Alice Horst. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:30 AM.

 

January 7 (Friday): Ocala Wetland Recharge Park/Tuscawilla Park. Leader: Alice Horst. Half day walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

 

January 10 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Venue TBA. Leader: Alice Horst. 2 hour walk.  Meet at venue at 8:30 AM.

January 18/19 (Tuesday/Wednesday) Merritt Island. Leader: Barb Gay.  Optional overnight in Titusville on 18 or drive on 19. All day drive; picnic lunch. Details TBA. 

 

January 27 (Thursday): Herlong Park/Venetian Gardens. Leader: Marlene Armstrong. Half day drive; lunch. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.