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. Pets and smoking are prohibited.  Be sure to plan accordingly: bring water, snacks (lunch is appropriate), hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and dress for the weather (know the current forecast for the trip location). Keep emergency contact information on your person (for example, in your chest pocket or on your phone). We look forward to seeing you at the park.
  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meet time designated.

DISCLAIMER: Any person participating in a Clearwater Audubon Society (CAS) Field Trip does so at the individual's own risk, and acknowledges that CAS has made no warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the safety of conducting these activities at these sites. All participants will be required to sign a waiver form/sign-in sheet releasing CAS and its Officers, Directors, Field Trip Leaders, Assistants and Employees from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damage, costs and expenses resulting from any injury or damage caused by failure to follow instruction.
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Field Trips by Month


 

***Area code is (727) unless otherwise noted***



April 30th Ft. DeSoto Park
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde, 33715 at the north end of the North Beach.
Leader - Steve Reardon 939-8276



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May 7th Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park
Meet at 8:00 am at 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater.
Leader – Cuneyt Yilmaz 657-0803
Accessible with assistance 


Previous Trips


April 2nd Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park 
Meet at 8:00 am at 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Leader - Paul Trunk 430-0368 Accessible with assistance ♿

April 5th TUESDAY Dunedin Hammock Park Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the north entrance by ball fields, 1867 Harvard Ave, Dunedin 34698.
Leader - Bill Kaempfer (303) 717-5063

April 9th Fred Howard Park Meet at 8:00 am at Fred Howard Park, Shelter 9, 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs. Leader – Dale Goebel 510-1462

Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park w/Gallus QuigleyApril 16th, 12:00 pm – April 17th 6:00 pm
Mini Vans* leave from Walmart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd., Largo, 33760 at Noon Saturday the 16th returning Sunday 6:00 pm the 17th.
Reservations and prepaid a MUST please!
The preserve offers excellent seasonal birding opportunities and is home to the endangered Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, as well as the Crested Caracara and Burrowing Owl.

April 16th Honeymoon Island State Park
Meet at 8:30 a.m. at 1 Causeway Blvd, Dunedin at the Osprey Trail head at the north end of playground parking lot.
Leader - Cuneyt Yilmaz 657-0803

April 23rd John Chesnut Park
Meet at 8:00 a.m. at 2200 East Lake Road Palm Harbor, Shelter 6.
Leader - John Swenfurth (813) 390-4734

March 5th Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00 a.m. at 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 748-6885
Accessible with assistance ♿

March 12th Sand Key Park [cancelled due to inclement weather] Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the SW portion of the parking lot, 1060 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, 33767.
Leader – Cuneyt Yilmaz 657-0803

March 26th Aripeka Sandhills Preserve Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Walgreens on the SW corner of US19 and Curlew Rd., 18000 Aripeka Rd, Hudson, 34667.
Lunch on your own. Leader - Paul Trunk 430-0368

February 5th Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00 a.m. at 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 748-6885 Accessible with assistance ♿ Moccasin Lake Nature Park Event: Jurassic Park Day 3-8 PM

February 12th Celery Fields Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Walmart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. Largo, (SE corner of US 19 and Roosevelt/East Bay). Celery Fields 6893 Palmer Blvd, Sarasota, 34240. Bring lunch. Leader - Cuneyt Yilmaz 727-657-0803 Accessible with assistance ♿

February 18th FRIDAY - Chinsegut Wildlife Area & Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary Sandhill Cranes, bluebirds, red-headed woodpeckers, warblers, sparrows, hawks, feeders and much more. Meet at Chinsegut at 8:00 a.m. at 23212 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, 34601, then to Ahhochee 24268 Lake Lindsey Rd, Brooksville, 34601. Bring lunch. Leader - Bill Kaempfer (303) 717-5063

February 19th Largo Central Park Nature Preserve Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the park at 150 Highland Ave N, Largo, 33770. Leader – Steve Aversa 218-7938 Accessible with assistance ♿

February 26th Three Sister’s Springs, Crystal River and Bluebird Spring’s Park Winter warblers/birds, bluebirds, woodpeckers, and manatees. Also, beautiful views from the boardwalk of the springs. Meet at the Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd. on the SW corner at 7:30 a.m. Cost of Three Sisters is $12 - $20. Ntl Park pass discount. Park at 450 SE US19, Crystal River, 34429 (This is a Bank of America, we will park there). Bring lunch…we’ll take our lunch to Bluebird Springs Park 8950 Bluebird Springs Lane, Homosassa, 34448. Leader – Dale Goebel 727-510-1462

January 8th Monthly Bird Walk/Outing at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00 a.m. at 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 727-748-6885 Accessible with assistance ♿

January 12th WEDNESDAY Florida Botanical Gardens Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the gardens at 12211 Walsingham Rd, Largo 33778 Largo. Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 727-748-6885 Accessible with assistance ♿

January 15th William E. Dunn Water Reclamation Facility and Wall Springs Park Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Dunn Water Reclamation Facility 4111 Dunn Dr., Palm Harbor then to 621 Wai Lane Rd, Palm Harbor. Just north on Alt 19 on the left. Leader - Cuneyt Yilmaz 727-657-0803

January 22nd Tour of Oldsmar Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Mobley Beach Park ($5 parking fee), then continue to Mobley Bayou Wilderness Preserve 423 Lafayette Blvd, Oldsmar, 34677 and Oldsmar Veterans Memorial Park 250 Shore Dr E, Oldsmar, 34677. 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

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 the 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

October 2nd Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00 am at 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 748-6885

October 9th John Chesnut Park Meet at 8:00 am at 2200 East Lake Road Palm Harbor, Shelter 6. Leader - Steve Reardon 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, 33809. Carpool - Bring lunch. Leader - Dale Goebel 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 - Cuneyt Yilmaz 657-0803

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 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


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