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.
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.

Field Trip Schedule Table

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OCTOBER CONTACT DETAILS
10/6 Madeleine Bohrer
748-6885
Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00am
10/12-14
John Hood
461-4762
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.
10/13 Dale Goebel
510-1462
Largo Central Park Nature Preserve Meet in the parking lot at 8am.
10/20 Steve Reardon
871-2706
John Chesnut Park Meet at shelter 6 at 8am
10/27 Madeleine Bohrer
748-6885
DeSoto Park Meet at the Wal-Mart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. at 7:30am
NOVEMBER CONTACT DETAILS
11/3 Madeleine Bohrer
748-6885
Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00am
11/10
Cuneyt Yilmaz
657-0803
Upper Tampa Bay Park Meet at the park 8001 Double Branch Rd by the education center at 830am. $2 fee per car.
11/17 Paul & Debbie Trunk
430-0368
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 $$ to rent or bring your kayak.
11/24 Frank Brandt
219-7509
Honeymoon Island State Park Shorebirds, eagle/owl nests. Meet behind the McDonald’s on the corner of Curlew and Alt 19 at 8:00am.
DECEMBER CONTACT DETAILS
12/1 Madeleine Bohrer
748-6885
Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00am
12/15
Don Margeson
415-1371
South County CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Want to help?
12/22 Paul Trunk
430-0368
North County CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT Want to help?
JANUARY CONTACT DETAILS
1/5 Madeleine Bohrer
748-6885
Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00am
1/12
Dale Goebel
510-1462
Afternoon Chinsegut Wildlife Area: Sandhill Cranes, bluebirds, red-headed woodpeckers, warblers, hawks, BATS at DUSK and much more. Meet at Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd. on the SW corner at 2pm. Dinner on the way back.
1/19 Jim McGinity
667-2926
Emerson Point/Felts Preserve Follow the shell path over wetlands, mangroves and through an oak hammock at Emerson Point then we will visit nearby Felts Nature Preserve, which is a good place to see wintering Painted Buntings. Meet at the Wal-Mart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. at 7:30am. Carpooling, bring gas $$
1/26 John Hood
461-4762
Wall Spring Park – IT’S FINALLY OPEN! Meet at park at 7:30am.
FEBRUARY CONTACT DETAILS
2/2 Madeleine Bohrer
748-6885
Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00am
2/2
WEBSITE RAPTOR FEST Boyd Hill Nature Park, St. Petersburg 10am - 4pm Great Fun for the whole family. www.raptorfest.org
2/9 Dale Goebel
510-1462
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 $$ for gas, admission fee $12 & lunch.
2/10 Dale Goebel
510-1462
Croom Rd, Brooksville - Red-cockaded Woodpeckers & Bachman Sparrows. Meet at 5:00AM at Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd on the SW corner. We will meet Bev Hansen at the RCW site.
2/16 Frank Brandt
219-7509
Honeymoon Island State ParkShorebirds, eagle/owl nests. Meet behind the McDonald’s on the corner of Curlew and Alt 19 at 8:00am.
2/23 Tony & Pricilla
480-4861
Brooker Creek’s New Bike Trail Area - Bird by Bike or Walk Meet at the corner of Lora Lane off of Keystone Rd. and Quail Forest Drive at 8:00am.
MARCH CONTACT DETAILS
3/2 Madeleine Bohrer
748-6885
Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00am
3/7
Lindsay Day and Dale Goebel
510-1462
THURSDAY Meet at the Wal-Mart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. NW corner of the parking lot at 7:00am. Bring a bag lunch and gas $ for carpooling please.
3/9 Dale Goebel
510-1462
CAS PICNIC John Chestnut Park Shelter 10 11:00am.
3/16 Cuneyt Yilmaz
657-0803
Neal & Perico Preserves - New Manatee Preserves especially for birds and birders Meet at the Wal-Mart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. 7:30am. Carpooling & bring gas $$.
3/23 Dale Goebel
510-1462
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.
3/30 Nicky Armstrong
286-1981
Aripeka Sandhills Preserve, Pasco County. Meet at the Walgreens at the corner of US19 and Curlew Rd. on the SW corner at 7am. Carpooling & bring gas $$.
APRIL CONTACT DETAILS
4/6 Madeleine Bohrer
748-6885
Monthly Bird Walk at Moccasin Lake Nature Park Meet at 8:00am
4/10
Dave Goodwin
813-481-8228
Wednesday Ft. DeSoto Park with Guest Leader David Goodwin. Meet at the Ft. DeSoto’s flag pole at 7:30am.
4/13 Cuneyt Yilmaz
657-0803
Possum Branch Preserve Mulberry trees, great migrants. Meet at the gated entrance just south of Curlew Rd. on McMullen Booth Rd. at 8:00am.
4/20 Lynn Sumerson
215-7477
Ft. DeSoto Park - Amazing Migrants. Meet at the Wal-Mart 2677 Roosevelt Blvd. at 7:30 am.
4/27 Steve Reardon
510-1462
John Chesnut Park. Meet at shelter 6 at 8:00am
5/4 Dale Goebel
510-1462
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

 


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"The whole secret of the study of nature lies in learning how to use one's eyes..." ~George Sand