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Upcoming Birding Trips

Meeting Locations

Belk’s parking lot (1020 Bichara Blvd.) at the lower end, close to BurgerKing, or

Walmart parking lot on CR 466 (4085 Wedgewood Lane) at the southwest end. For some trips there may be an additional meeting place at the Rohan Recreation Center, 850 Kristine Way. Participants may also choose to meet at the venue. For details, members should check the email sent by the trip leader in advance of each trip.

 

Note that the times listed are DEPARTURE times. Please arrive at the meeting location a few minutes in advance of those times.

For directions to birding venues, go here.

For reports of previous trips, look here.

Birding Trips, December 2019 through April 2020

(All events subject to revision.  Monitor this website and the email chat group.)

 

January 28, 2020 (Tuesday): REVISED

Sabal Bluff, Herllong Park, Venetian Gardens

Half-day drive/walk. Lunch. Leader: Bob Cole

Depart from Belks at 8:00 AM.

Directions.

 

February 4, 2020 (Tuesday):

La Chua Trail

Half-day walk. Picnic lunch. Leader: Alice Horst

Depart from Walmart at 7:30 AM.

February 14, 2020 (Friday):

Lake Apopka North Shore Wildlife Drive

Half-day drive. Picnic lunch. Leader: Barb Gay

Depart from Belks at 7:15 AM.

February 17, 2020 (Monday):

Meet and Bird. (Venue TBA)

Two-hour walk. Leader: Alice Horst.

Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

February 22-23, 2020 (Saturday and Sunday):

Outdoor Expo. Leader: Bob Smidt

La Hacienda Recreation Center.

Saturday: 9:00AM - 3:00OM.

Sunday: 10:00 - 3:00 PM.

 

February 26, 2020 (Wednesday):

Carney Island.

Half-day walk. Lunch. Leader: Bob Cole

Depart from Belks at 7:30 AM.

 

March 2, 2020 (Monday):

Meet and Bird. (Venue TBA)

Two-hour walk. Leader: Alice Horst.

Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

March 6, 2020 (Friday): 

Emeralda Marsh Wildlife Drive.

Half-day drive. Picnic lunch. Leader: Marlene Armstrong.

Depart from Belks at 7:15 AM.

March 12, 2020 (Thursday):

SPECIAL EVENT: Blue Spring State Park and River Cruise.

Full-day drive, walk and river cruise. Leader: Marlene Armstrong.

Depart from Belks at 6:30 AM.

Preregistration and payment in advance required.

Details to be announced.

March 16, 2020 (Monday):

Meet and Bird. (Venue TBA)

Two-hour walk. Leader: Alice Horst.

Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

March 26, 2020 (Thursday):

Cedar Key.

Full-day drive. Lunch. Leader: Barb Gay.

Depart Walmart at 7:30 AM.

April 1, 2020 (Wednesday):

Half Moon Wildlife Management Area.

Half-day drive. Lunch. Leader: Barb Gay.

Depart Walmart at 7:30 AM. 

DATE CONFIRMED

April 4, 2020 (Saturday): ANNUAL CLUB PICNIC. 

Lake Panasoffkee Wildlife Management Area. 

Meet at Venue. Optional walk at 8:00 AM; lunch at 11:00 AM.

April 6, 2020 (Monday):

Meet and Bird. (Venue TBA)

Two-hour walk. Leader: Alice Horst.

Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.

April 16, 2020 (Thursday):

Moss Bluff.

Half-day walk. Lunch. Leader: Bob Smidt.

Depart Belks at 7:30 AM.

April 21-22, 2020 (Tuesday, Wednesday):

Fort De Soto County Park.

Full-day drive. (Optional overnight April 21.)

Picnic Lunch. Leader: Alice Horst.

Depart Walmart at 6:30 AM.