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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 Publix at Grand Traverse Plaza, 2925 Traverse Tr., Wildwood. 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.

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For directions to birding venues, go here.

For reports of previous trips, look here.

Birding Trips, October 2019 through January 2020

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

 

November 7, 2019 (Thursday): REVISED!

Ft. Cooper State Park

Half-day walk. Picnic lunch. Leader: Bob Smidt

Depart at 7:30 AM from Walmart or from the Publix at Grande Traverse Plaza.

 

November 11, 2019 (Monday):

Meet and Bird at Hogeye Preserve Pathway

Two hour walk. Leader: Alice Horst

Meet at Hogeye Preserve Pathway at 8:00 AM.

 

November 18, 2019 (Monday):

Sweetwater Wetlands Park

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

Depart from Walmart at 7:00 AM.

 

November 25, 2019 (Monday):

Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area

Half-day walk. Lunch. Leader: Marlene Armstrong

Depart from Belks at 7:30 AM.

 

December 6, 2019 (Friday):

Ponce Inlet

Full-day drive. Lunch. Leader: Barb Gay

Depart from Belks at 7:15 AM.

 

December 11, 2019 (Wednesday):

Pine Meadows Conservation Area

Half-day walk. Picnic lunch. Leader: Bob Cole

Depart from Belks at 7:30 AM.

 

December 18-21, 2019 (dates TBA)

Christmas Bird Count

Full-day drive. Leaders: Barb Gay, Paul Nistico, et al

Volunteers are welcome. 

If you want to participate, contact Barb Gay.

 

December 28, 2019 (Saturday):

Meet and Bird at Paradise Recreation Center

Two-hour drive/walk. Leader: Marlene Armstrong

Meet at Paradise Recreation Center at 8:00 AM.

 

January 3, 2020 (Friday):

Bear Head Hammock, Citrus County Landfill

Half-day walk. Lunch. Leader: Barb Gay

Depart from Walmart at 7:30 AM.

 

January 8, 2020 (Wednesday):

Meet and Bird at Sharon Wiechens Preserve

Two-hour walk. Leader: Alice Horst

Meet at Wiechens Preserve at 8:00 AM.

 

January 14-15, 2020 (Tuesday/Wednesday):

Merritt Island 

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

On January 15, depart from Belks at 6:00 AM.

Details to follow.

 

January 21, 2020 (Tuesday):

Bird The Villages

Half-day drive. Lunch. Leaders: TBA

Meeting locations and times TBA.

 

January 28, 2020 (Tuesday):

Sabal Bluff, Herllong Park, Venetian Gardens

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

Depart from Belks at 8:00 AM.