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Birding Trips of Hernando Audubon Society

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 1:14 am

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive (Orange County): Friday, February 1, 8 a.m., 2803 Lust Road, Apopka. This is a one-way 11-mile dirt road, with pull-off areas to stop and look for birds in wetlands. For information, contact Eileen, naturecoastbirder5@yahoo.com
Orlando Wetlands (Orange County): Wednesday, February 6, 1 p.m. at 25155 Wheeler Road in Christmas. Walk the berms of this man-made wetland to view ducks and waders. For more information, contact Eileen, naturecoastbirder5@yahoo.com
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (Brevard County): Thursday, February 7, 8 a.m. at Parrish Park (1 Max Brewer Causeway—SR-402) in Titusville. The morning will be spent looking for ducks, shorebirds, etc., on Black Point Drive, and the afternoon at Canaveral National Seashore, watching seabirds. A $10 entry fee or Golden Age pass is good for both sites. For more information, contact Eileen, naturecoastbirder5@yahoo.com
Hernando Audubon Society Big Day Birdathon: Saturday, February 9. Birders will try to see as many species as possible before dusk. At 6 a.m. birders will meet at the Big Lots parking lot, 20050 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville, and travel to various sites to see varieties of birds. Individuals may join or leave this team throughout the day. Sign up with Bev, 352-686-0460. This is a fundraiser for Hernando Audubon Society, with proceeds going to help fund local conservation and education programs, scholarships, and our Junior Audubon Club. A pledge form is available here: http://www.hernandoaudubon.org/Birdathon2019-letter.pdf
Hernando Audubon sponsors a Work day at Florida Audubon’s Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary, 24268 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville (Hernando County). On Saturday, February 16 at 9 a.m. we will do annual maintenance on nest boxes and other clean-up projects on the property. For information, contact Marcie, 352-860-3921, marcieclutter@yahoo.com
Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding: Friday, February 22, 8 a.m. at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. There will be binoculars and bird books available for use. For information, text Linda at 352-428-2629 or email lindalark85@gmail.com
Hernando Audubon Society meetings and activities are free and open to the public. For more details about these activities, check hernandoaudubon.org
Hernando Audubon Society Meeting: Thursday, February 28. Come celebrate our 60th anniversary! Program about Wintering Hummingbirds in Florida. Several varieties of hummingbirds that breed in the Western states spend their winters in Florida. Since 2001, speaker Fred Dietrich has been involved in trapping and banding hummingbirds in Florida. In 2010 a Rufous Hummingbird that Fred banded in Tallahassee was recaptured that June 3500 miles away in Chenaga Bay, Alaska. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Community Activities Center, 205 E. Ft. Dade Avenue, Brooksville. Information: Bev Hansen, 352-686-0460, bevalhansen@gmail.com