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Monthly Meetings are held at 7pm on the first Monday of the month October-May at Moccasin Lake Nature Park 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, FL 33759. Mix-and-mingle starts at 6:30. All of our meetings are free and open to the public.


October 2nd Spiders - Jim Stevenson.. The common spiders of Florida and their role in the ecosystem...bird food and nesting material.



Join us for an 11 Day Trip to Washington
September 21st – Oct. 1st, 2017

Birding the Dungeness Spit from the Dungeness Lighthouse on the great state of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula…at the peak of fall migration. 7 days of scenic views from the lighthouse and birding, with great wildlife on the Strait of Juan de Fuca along with 2 days of birding the Peninsula.


…Do you have a spouse who isn't crazy about birding but would love to relax for a week in paradise this is the trip for them/you!! Only 4 spaces left.


We will fly out late the afternoon of Sept. 21st on Alaska Air’s nonstop flight (Travelocity…current price $360 roundtrip AA nonstop, or you may take a different carrier but must be in Seattle by 8pm). We will pick up rental cars and stay at a hotel near the airport that night. The next morning, we will take the ferry from downtown Seattle to the Olympic Peninsula with our destination being Sequim, WA. We will bird most of the day with a WA Guide Bob Boekelheide on the Peninsula. While you are visiting Hurricane Ridge of the Olympic Mountain Range and other notable birding locations, I will be shopping for ALL our groceries for the week.  Later that day we will get dinner in Sequim and head out to the lighthouse about 9pm…at low tide, (Watch the videos below for more information…a must before signing up please). We will be spending the week chilling and lovin' life on the spit at the lighthouse. On the last day, we leave the lighthouse early on the 30th, pick up rental cars, bird during the day with a WA guide, head to Seattle mid-afternoon, check into our hotel, return cars, get a good night's sleep and head to airport in the morning flying out on the Alaskan Air nonstop (or you may take a different carrier home).


I plan on doing all the dinner cooking unless one of our party wants to cook one evening. We will share the chores but know that it is low priority.  The end of September will be the peak of migration season…per Bob Boekelheide (You know I asked him before I booked week :-).


PLEASE ask me about any questions or concerns if you have any desire in going…I've got the entire packet and will be HAPPY to answer all your questions. If you'd like to come by and go over the details before deciding let me know. The cost without airfare and meals (6) for the two days we're on our own, will be $1,000. Contact me ASAP Dale Goebel 510-1462


Please watch the videos

Keeper Video #1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUn9ahk_VIM&feature=youtu.be

Keeper Video #2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYSPzxjDHTU



Juan de Fuca Strait, narrow passage, 11–17 miles (18–27 km) in width, of the
eastern North Pacific Ocean, between the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state, U.S., and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Can. Part of the United States–Canadian international boundary lies in mid-channel.
From Cape Flattery and the open Pacific, the strait stretches 80–100 miles (130–160 km) east to join with Haro Strait and touches Whidbey Island, which blocks the entrance to Puget Sound (south). Mid-channel depths decrease from 900 feet (275 m) at its Pacific entrance to 300 feet (90 m) in the east. Tidal movements are complicated by northward-moving flood tides from the Pacific coast of Washington entering the strait during part of the time when a conflicting westward-flowing ebb tide is going out. Tidal rips are common off points and over shallows. Strong west or southwest winds are also common. The strait, which is named for a Greek who sailed in the service of Spain and may have visited the passage in 1592, is used by ships bound for Vancouver and Seattle. Settlements along its banks include Victoria, B.C. (northeast), and Port Angeles, Wash. (southeast).



About this trip

Ecuador offers a world of contrasts and is listed among the countries with the greatest number of bird species in the world. Join Clearwater Audubon Society for a journey to some of Ecuador’s top birding hotspots. From abundant hummingbirds and tanagers and Chocó endemics, Ecuador is a spectacular destination for birding.


  • Visit productive birding hotspots and wildlife areas, such as Mindo Loma and the Milpe Bird Sanctuary.
  • Seek out regional endemic species like Plumbeous Forest-Falcon, Plate-billed Mountain Toucan and the Glistening-green Tanager.
  • Explore the Alambi Cloud Forest Reserve and its 250 species of birds and 32 hummingbirds.

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