CAS Field Trips

Most trips are led by volunteer Clearwater Audubon Society leaders. Unless otherwise indicated, they are free and open to the public. We host monthly guided bird walks at Moccasin Lake Nature park which is free to the public. The schedule will be updated as more information becomes available. When you arrive we'll have our sign-in sheet as usual but added to the form will be some CDC practices we all need to follow…please don't come to a walk if you have a fever, feeling sick, sore throat, shortness of breath, etc. We will ask that everyone practice social distancing as much as possible and encourage you to wear a mask. We look forward to seeing you at the park.
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September 11th Honeymoon Island State Park Meet at 8:30 am at 1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin at the Osprey Trail head at the north end of playground parking lot. Leader - Cuneyt Yilmaz 727-657-0803
 
September 25th Lake Dan Nature Preserve Meet at 7:30 am at the park 19116 Huckavalle Rd, Odessa 33556. Fall migrants and residents. We will cross the wetlands and then hike to the east to try for Brown-headed Nuthatch. Expect a total hiking distance of about 3.5 miles. Parking is limited to about a dozen spots, so please carpool if at all possible. Come prepared there are NO Restrooms. Leader - Bill Kaempfer (303) 717-5063



October 2nd Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00 am at 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 727-748-6885
 
October 9th John Chesnut Park Meet at 8:00 am at 2200 East Lake Road Palm Harbor, Shelter 6. Leader - Steve Reardon 727-939-8276
 
October 16th Colt Creek State Park  Meet at 7:00 am at the Walgreens (SW corner of US19 & Curlew Road). Birds, bugs, flowers and butterflies...something for everyone. Colt Creek SP 16000 SR 471, Lakeland, 33809Carpool - Bring lunch. Leader - Dale Goebel 727-510-1462 

October 23rd Fort DeSoto Park Meet at 8:30 am at 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, 33715 at the north end of the North beach.  Leader - Bill Kaempfer (303) 717-5063


 
November 6th Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Meet at 8:00 am at 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 727-748-6885 Accessible with assistance

 
November 13th Possum Branch Preserve Meet at 8:00 am at 3415 McMullen Booth Rd, Safety Harbor. Leader - Cuneyt Yilmaz 727-657-0803
 
November 20th Honeymoon Island State Park Meet at 8:30 am 1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin at the Osprey Trail head at the north end of playground parking lot. Leader - Cuneyt Yilmaz 727-657-0803

 
November 27th Safety Harbor HOT Spots Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Alligator Lake by the boat ramp at the south end of S. Railroad Ave. (Safety Harbor City Park at 940 7th St S, Safety Harbor, FL 34695, from 7th St. S., turn south on Railroad and go to the end.)  We will then continue on to other hotspots in town possibly including Folly Farms, Marshall Street Park, North City Park and Safety Harbor Waterfront Park. Leader - Bill Kaempfer (303) 717-5063



December 4th Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00 am. Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 727-748-6885 Accessible with assistance
 
December 11th Fred Howard Park Meet at 8:00 am at the beach near restrooms, 700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs. Merle Hubbard 727-743-3978 or Jo at 727-743-3372
 
December 26th (Sunday) North County CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT  Want to help? Please Contact  Bill Kaempfer (303) 717-5063 or Cuneyt Yilmaz 727-657-0803

Trip to Kansas Central Flyway
(Kansas wetlands and grasslands provide rest and refueling for birds in the Central Flyway.)
October 24th – 29th Bird Guide William “Bill” Kaempfer
http://clearwateraudubonsociety.org/trips/KansasCentralFlyway.pdf





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