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Field Trips 2018-19

 

Our field trips and programs are open to anyone who has an interest in learning about Florida’s environment.  Call or email the trip leader prior to the trip for directions and information

 

CAS strongly encourages car pooling and helping the driver with gas expenses. If you want to go on a field trip and do not want to car pool then you may want to consider meeting the group at the destination.

 

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October

October 6th Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park  Meet at 8:00am  Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 748-6885. 

October 12th-14th Suncoast Birding Festival Highlights Wildlife Corridors and Migrating birds, experience Central FL’s peak migration - over 180 species, field trips to the best wildlife sites in W. Central FL. John Hood 461-4762.

October 13th Largo Central Park Nature Preserve  Meet in the parking lot at 8am. Leader - Dale Goebel 510-1462.

October 20th John Chesnut Park  Meet at shelter 6 at 8am. Leader - Steve Reardon 871-2706.

October 27th Ft. DeSoto Park   Meet at the Wal-Mart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. at 7:30am. Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 748-6885.

 

November

November 3rd Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park  Meet at 8:00am  Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 748-6885

November 10th Upper Tampa Bay Park   Meet at the park 8001 Double Branch Rd by the education center at 830am. $2 fee per car. Leader - Cuneyt Yilmaz 657-0803

November 17th Werner - Boyce State Park, Birding by Kayak  Meet at the Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd. on the SW corner at 8am. Carpooling bring $$ to rent or bring your kayak. Leaders - Paul & Debbie Trunk 430-0368

November 24th Honeymoon Island State Park    Shorebirds, eagle/owl nests. Meet behind the McDonald’s on the corner of Curlew and Alt 19 at 8:00am. Leader - Frank Brandt 219-7509

 

December

December 1st Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park  Meet at 8:00am  Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 748-6885 

December 15th South County CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT  Want to help - Contact Don Margeson 415-1371

December 22nd North County CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT   Want  to  help  -  Contact  Paul  Trunk 430-0368


January

January 5th Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park   Meet at 8:00am     Leader - Madeleine Bohrer 748-6885

January 12th Afternoon Chinsegut Wildlife AreaSandhill Cranes, bluebirds, red-headed woodpeckers, warblers, hawks, BATS at DUSK and much more.  Meet at Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd. on the SW corner at 2pm. Dinner on the way back. Leader - Dale Goebel 510-1462

January 19th Emerson Point/Felts Preserve  Follow the shell path over wetlands, mangroves and through an oak hammock at Emerson Point then we will visit nearby Felts Nature Preserve, which is a good place to see wintering Painted Buntings. Meet at the Wal-Mart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. at 7:30am. Carpooling, bring gas $$. Leader - Jim McGinity  667-2926

January 26th Wall Spring Park – IT’S  FINALLY OPEN   Meet at park at 7:30am.  Leader -  John Hood 461-4762

February

February 2nd RAPTOR FEST Boyd Hill Nature Park, St. Petersburg 10am - 4pm Great Fun for the whole family. www.raptorfest.org

February 2nd Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake  Nature  Park Meet  at  8:00am   Leader -   Madeleine Bohrer 748-6885

February 9th Three Sister’s Springs, Crystal River Winter warblers/birds, bluebirds, woodpeckers, and Manatees. Meet at the Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd. on the SW corner at 7:00am. Carpooling bring $$ for gas, admission fee $12 & lunch. Leader -  Dale Goebel 510-1462

February 10th SUNDAY Croom Rd, Brooksville - Red-cockaded Woodpeckers & Bachman Sparrows.  Meet at 5:00AM at Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd on the SW corner. We will meet Bev Hansen at the RCW site.  Leader - Dale Goebel 510-1462

February 16th Honeymoon Island State ParkShorebirds, eagle/owl nests. Meet behind the McDonald’s  on  the  corner  of Curlew and  Alt  19 at  8:00am.  Leader - Frank Brandt 219-7509

February 23rd Brooker Creek’s New Bike Trail Area - Bird by Bike or Walk Meet at the corner of Lora Lane off of Keystone Rd. and Quail Forest Drive at 8:00am. Leaders - Tony & Pricilla 480-4861

March

March 2nd Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park   Meet at 8:00am. Leader - Madeleine Bohrer  748-6885

March 7th THURSDAY Circle B Ranch - Trolley or Walking Meet at the Wal-Mart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. NW corner of the parking lot at 7:00am. Bring a bag lunch and gas $ for carpooling please. Leaders- Lindsey Day - walking & Dale Goebel –trolley 510-1462

March 16th Neal & Perico Preserves - New Manatee Preserves Especially for birds and birders  Meet at the Wal-Mart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. 7:30am. Carpool money. Co-Leaders - Kathy Doddridge, Manatee Audubon and  CAS’s Cuneyt Yilmaz  657-0803

March 23td Jumping Gully Preserve, Pasco County  Meet at the Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd. on the SW corner at 7am. LOTS of Walking. Carpooling, Bring lunch and gas $$. Leader Dale Goebel - 510-1462

March 30th Aripeka Sandhills Preserve  Meet at Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd. on the SW corner at 7:00am. Carpool $. Leader - Nicky Armstrong 286-1981

April

April 6th-Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00am.  Leader - Madeleine Bohrer     748-6885

April 10th - Wednesday Ft. DeSoto Park with Guest Leader David Goodwin Meet at the Ft. DeSoto’s flag pole at 7:30am. David 813-481-8228

April 13th Possum Branch Preserve Mulberry trees, great migrants. Meet at the gated entrance just south of Curlew  Rd. on McMullen  Booth  Rd.  at  8:00am. Leader - Cuneyt Yilmaz 657-0803                        

April 20th  Ft. DeSoto Park Meet at the Wal-Mart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. at 7:30am. Leader - Lynn Sumerson 215-7477

April 27th John Chesnut Park Meet at shelter 6 at 8:00am.  Leader - Steve Reardon 510-1462

May 4th Purple Martins Nesting Condos - Brunch  Beautiful rolling hills of Brooksville with E. Bluebirds, E. Kingbirds, Red-headed Woodpeckers,  E. Meadowlarks, and the main event - nesting Purple Martins. Meet at the Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd. on the SW corner at 7:00am. Leader - Dale Goebel 510-1462