Program - Clearwater Audubon Society programs are designed to be both educational and entertaining. Anyone is welcome to attend. Programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Education Center at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. For more information call 781-0745
January 8 - Birding at the Speed of Drift - Sandy Huff, internationally known award-winning outdoor writer, asks: Tired of hiking in the hot sun to look at birds? Try sitting down, usually in the shade, and watching birds in their native habitat. At the same time, you're viewing, and being propelled by, Florida's gorgeous rivers. Huff is the author of Paddler's Guide to the Sunshine State, plus over 1000 articles in magazines and newspapers. Join her for an illustrated look at Florida's many river, stream and coastline birds you can see from a canoe or kayak. You'll even get some paddling tips.
Field Trips - All field trips are open to the public and most are free. There is a charge for van trips and in the case of car pooling, a reimbursement to the driver for gas is considered proper. Overnight trips involve additional costs for lodging and travel and also require reservations. In all cases, a contact is noted who can provide additional details. When the meeting place is Tri-City Mall, assemble outside the Party City store near US 19. When the meeting place is Westfield Shopping Town-Countryside Mall, assemble outside Sears near US 19. Be mindful that there may be no restroom facilities at field trip site. Rest stops will be provided on longer trips. Please bring water and sun screen. Lunch will be noted in field trip description.
1/6 at 7:30 a.m. - Pinellas Causeways: Water, shore birds and raptors from your vehicle plus songbirds at Al Lopez Park (time permitting). 30 mile drive across Courtney Campbell Causeway to Hyatt Rocky Point Audubon Trail. Meet at Clearwater Mall in front of Target. Contact Merle Hubbard at 727-939-1549.
1/6 at 8 a.m. - Moccasin Lake Nature Park: Resident and migratory songbirds, water birds and raptors in oak and xeric hammocks. Easy .75 mile walk. Meet at Moccasin Lake Nature Park. Contact Joan Brigham at 727-446-9367.
1/13 at 7 a.m. to 1/15 at 4 p.m. - Multi-Day Trip. Everglades National Wildlife Refuge at Shark Valley, Everglades at Flamingo and then onto Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge. Cost is $350 per person double occupancy, and $420 per person single occupancy. Contact Ken Rowe at 727-781-0745.
1/13 at 8 a.m. - Lake Rogers Park: Songbirds and water birds along a 2.5 mile sand trail plus Al Lopez Park (time permitting). Meet at Countryside Shopping Town. Contact Mike McDonald at 727-538-0688.
1/20 at 7:30 a.m. - Clearwater Specialties & Miniature Art Society Annual Exhibit. Songbirds, raptors and water birds at locations in the City of Clearwater, then docent tour of the world's premier Miniature Art Show. Meet at Bright House Stadium, far north parking lot. Lunch near Miniature Art Society of Florida. Contact Mike McDonald at 727-538-8588.
1/27 at 7 a.m. - Long Day Trip. Richloam State Fish Hatchery: Wintering and resident shorebirds, migratory songbirds, waders, turkeys, woodstorks and sandhill cranes in the Green Swamp. Meet at Countryside Shopping Town. Contact Lynn Sumerson at 727-596-8822.
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