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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.

Upcoming Birding Trips

This schedule is subject to change. Changes will be announced on the Club's Google Group.

For a printable schedule of birding trips go here




December 4 (Monday): NEW EVENT:  The Villages Duck Count. See how many duck species we can find in The Villages. By car, golf cart, sitting on your lanai. Report your list to Alice Horst.


December 8 (Friday): Meet and Bird. Venue TBA. Leader: TBA. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.


December 13 (Wednesday): DRIVE 1/2 day (on sandy road) through Ocala National Forest Scrub Jay Trail. Meet at Sunnyhill Restoration Area, 19561 SE Hwy 42, at 8:30 AM. Park cars to carpool through forest.


*December 16 (Saturday): Monthly Club Meeting. Lake Okahumpka Recreation Center. 9:00 AM. Speaker: Steve Shaluta (Emeralda Marsh photographer).

December 28 (Thursday): Emeralda Marsh Christmas Bird Count. Leader and contact: Gigi DelPizzo (352) 406-1577.


December 29 (Friday): 1 hour+ drive to Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. Drive through park, bring snacks, LIMIT OF 16 PEOPLE IN 4 CARS. Advanced signup required. Leader: Alice Horst.




January 2 (Tuesday): Lake Panasoffkee  Christmas Bird Count. Leader and contact: Liz Stakenborg (352-875-1885).


January 8 (Monday): Pear Park, Leesburg. Half day walk. Leaders: Marlene Armstrong and Bob Cole. Meet at venue at 8:30 AM.


January 10 and 11 (Wednesday and Thursday): St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (Crawfordville, FL). Two day drive/walk. Leader: Mark Cudney. For overnight accommodations contact Alice Horst.


January 17  (Wednesday): Paynes Prairie La Chua Trail (Gainesville). Half day walk. Leader: Mark Cudney. Meet at venue at 8:30 AM.


January 25 (Thursday): Venetian Gardens. Half day walk. Leader: Jerry Bell. Meet at venue at 8:30 AM. 


January 29 (Monday): Meet and Bird. Leader: Alice Horst Venue TBA. 2 hour walk. Meet at venue at 8:00 AM.


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