Clearwater Audubon February Events
February 2nd – Monday, 7:30 p.m., Moccasin Lake Nature Park 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Susan Cerulean, Florida writer, naturalist and activist
Susan's nature memoir, Tracking Desire: A Journey After Swallow-tailed Kites, was named Editors' Choice by Audubon magazine, and landed Cerulean the Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club's annual nature writing award in December 2005. Susan has written and advocated on behalf of Florida and its wildlife from her home in Tallahassee since 1981. She designed the state's Non-game and Watchable Wildlife programs, and was named Environmental Educator of the Year by the Governor's Council for a Sustainable Florida in 1997.
February 4th – Wednesday, 8 a.m., Gateway Wetlands and Tampa Bay Auto Museum (Admission to the museum is $8 per person, $6 for seniors and $5 for students). Contact: Ken Rowe, 727-781-0745 or Mike MacDonald, 727-409-0459. Meet at Tri-City Mall in front of Party City. Bird-watching trip: water, wading, and songbirds around Feather Sound. After, everyone will visit the Museum which houses early 20th century European marques and replica of world’s first automobile. Bring your binoculars if you have them!
February 7th, Saturday, 8 a.m., Moccasin Lake Nature Park 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Contact: Lynn Sumerson, 727-596-8822. Bird-watching walk in the park to look for songbirds & raptors in oak & xeric hammock, water birds in lake. Three-quarter mile trail. This is a wonderful walk for beginners as well as experienced birders. 3-12 years: $1.85, 13 years and up: $3.50. Bring your binoculars if you have them!
Multi-Day Trip - Reservations necessary! Saturday, 2/7, 6 a.m. to Sunday, 2/9/, 4 p.m. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (approx. $150 per person). Contact: Paul Trunk, 727-447-4785. Meet at Coachman Fundamental Middle School. This wonderful weekend long bird-watching trip explores the shoreline north of Cape Canaveral where you can see rails, scrub-jays, water, and shore birds, raptors, and more. You must make a reservation for this trip.
February 18th, Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., Cockroach Bay. Contact: Lynn Sumerson, 727-596-8822 and Mike MacDonald, 727-409-0459. Meet at Tri-City Mall in front of Party City. On this bird-watching trip you will see raptors, water, shore and songbirds in Tampa Bay’s most productive estuaries. Bring your binoculars if you have them!
February 21st, Saturday, 9 a.m., Courtney Campbell Causeway and Al Lopez Park. Contact: Mike MacDonald, 727 -409-0459. Meet in front of Target in the Clearwater Mall, Route 60. Bird-watching trip to see water and shore birds on Causeway to Rocky Point Audubon Trail plus songbirds at Al Lopez Park. Bring your binoculars if you have them!
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