Birding Trips

COVID-19 rules require some changes from our past practices. We will not have any organized car pools. Birders should meet at the birding venue at the time indicated. Detailed directions to most of the birding sites are found here. Each birding group will be limited to 10 individuals, including the leader. If we have more than 10, we will split up with multiple leaders. Masks will be required during the entire bird walk. Not only is this a rule in state parks and other places, it is simply a prudent measure to protect us all. 

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.

March 1, 2021 (Monday):

Meet and Bird (Venue TBA).

Leader: Alice Horst.

Meet at venue: 8:00 - 10:00 AM.

March 5, 2021 (Friday):

Tuscawilla Park

Leader: Alice Horst

Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

800 NE Sanchez Avenue, Ocala, FL 34470

March 11, 2021 (Thursday):

Pine Meadows Conservation Area.

Leader: Alice Horst.

Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

2401 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL.

March 15, 2021 (Monday):

Meet and Bird (Venue TBA).

Leader: Alice Horst.

Meet at venue: 8:00 - 10:00 AM.

March 22, 2021 (Monday):

Halpata Tastanaki Nature Preserve.

Leader: Alice Horst.

Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

15430 SW CR 484, Dunnellon, FL.

March27, 2021 (Saturday):

Annual picnic and bird walk. (Tentative.)

Lake Panasoffkee Wildlife Management Area.

Bird walk at 8:30 AM. Leader: Marlene Armstrong.

Bring your lunch for a socially-distanced picnic at 11:00..

April 1, 2021 (Thursday):

Gatorland

Leaders: Linda and Jerry Bell.

Please email Jerry Bell at jerrylbell@hotmail.com or

call at 352-539-9363 to reserve a place.

Arrive at venue by 7:30 AM for exclusive early access for Village Birders. Gates will close at 8:00 AM.

Bathrooms will be available but no other concessions will be open until 10:00 am. You cannot leave until 10:00 am when the park opens to the general public.

Venue address is: 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, FL 32837

Entry fee: $25 per person ($15 per person if more than 10 people come); cash only.

Social distancing will still apply, wearing of masks is requested.

No carpooling will be provided.

April 7, 2021 (Wednesday):

Moss Bluff.

Leader: Alice Horst.

Meet at venue at 7:30 AM.

April 20-21, 2021 (Tuesday/Wednesday)?:

Fort De Soto Park.

Leader: Alice Horst.

Details TBA.

3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verda, FL.

 

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