Birding Trips

Birding trips are organized from October through April. 

Detailed directions to most of the birding sites are found here. Specific information will be provided in emails to the Google Group.

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.

 

Fall 2022 Birding Trips

 

October

  • October 10 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Leader: Alice Horst Venue TBA. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

  • October 15 (Saturday): Monthly Club Meeting. Paradise Recreation Center. 9:00 AM.

  • October 19 Wednesday): Fort Island Beach Park. Leader: Alice Horst. Half day walk.* Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

  • October 28  (Friday): Cedar Key. Leader: Barb Gay. All day drive.*  Lunch. Meet at Walmart at 7:30 AM.

 

November

  • November 3 (Thursday): Sweetwater Wetlands Park. Leader: Alice Horst. Half day walk.* Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

  • November 9 (Wednesday): Location TBA. Leader: Barb Gay.

  • November 14 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Leader: Alice Horst Venue TBA. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM

  • November 19 (Saturday): Monthly Club Meeting. Paradise Recreation Center. 9:00 AM.

  • November 21(Monday:  Meet and Bird. Leaders: Marlene Armstrong. Venue TBA. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

  • November 24 (Thursday): Thanksgiving.

 

December

  • December 1-4 (Thursday-Sunday): North Shore Birding Festival.

  • December 2 (Friday): Ponce Inlet. Leader: Barb Gay. All day drive.* Lunch. Meet at Walmart at 7:30 AM.

  • December 8 (Thursday): Sunnyhill Restoration Area and ONF Scrub Jays. Leader:  Alice Horst. Half day drive.* Meet at Sunnyhill at 8:00 AM.

  • December 12 (Monday): Emeralda Marsh Boat Ramp. Leader: Alice Horst.  Half day walk.* Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

  • December 17 (Saturday): Monthly Club Meeting. Paradise Recreation Center. 9:00 AM.

  • December 19 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Leader: Alice Horst Venue TBA. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

  • December 30 (Friday): Emeralda Marsh Christmas Bird Count. Leader: Barb Gay.

 

January

  • January 3 (Tuesday): Sumter County Christmas Bird Count.

  • January 5 (Thursday): Bird The Villages. Leader: Marlene Armstrong. Details TBA.

  • January 9/10 (Monday and Tuesday): St. Mark's National Wildlife Refuge, Crawfordville, FL. Leader: Alice Horst. Half day walk. Detail TBA.

  • January 16/17  (Monday and Tuesday): Merritt Island.* Leader: Barb Gay. Details TBA.

  • January 21 (Saturday): Monthly Club Meeting. Paradise Recreation Center. 9:00 AM.

  • January 25 (Wednesday): PEAR Park. Leaders: Bob Cole and Marlene Armstrong. Half day walk.* Meet at venue at 8:30 AM. 

  • January 30 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Leader: Alice Horst Venue TBA. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

 

*  Lunch options for half-day and full-day trips will be announced by the trip leader prior to the trip.