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Limited Edition Field Trip to Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County (Petersburg)

January 13 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

• What we’ll do
Fort DeSoto is legendary! It is what we call a “migrant trap.” During spring migration many songbirds make the arduous and dangerous Gulf crossing from Central America and Mexico to Florida. With favorable weather conditions and birders’ luck, the numbers and variety of migrants at Fort De Soto on any given day in April can be nothing less than awesome. Be aware that it takes 1 1/2 – 2 hours to drive to Fort DeSoto from Orlando. Some people will be staying over in the area.

This park in St. Petersburg offers a premier location for birding during spring migration, offering a large variety of species in their spring breeding plumage. For many of us, it gives opportunity to view northern breeding birds as well. Bird species counts have traditionally been impressive for a one day excursion. We will probably see Black Skimmers, Least, Royal and Sandwich terns, Laughing Gulls, Wilson’s Plover, Marbled Godwit, Magnificant Frigatebird and a few migrant songbirds. The park itself is a beautiful location on the gulf coast, with lots of wonderful natural habitats to visit and explore.

This trip is limited to 15 people and costs $10 per person for members and $15 per person for non-members. Reservations are required and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis the week prior to the trip. For trip questions or reservations call Bob Sanders at (407) 459-5617. • What to bring
Be aware that it takes 1 1/2 – 2 hours to drive to Fort DeSoto from Orlando.

• Important to know
This trip costs $10 per person for members and $15 per person for non-members. Reservations are required and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis the week prior to the trip. For trip questions or reservations call Bob Sanders at (407) 459-5617.

Details

Date:
January 13
Time:
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Organizer

Orange Audubon Society
Website:
http://www.orangeaudubonfl.org/

Venue

Fort DeSoto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway S.
Tierra Verde, FL 33715 United States
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Phone:
727-582-2267
Website:
www.pinellascounty.org/park/05_ft_desoto.htm
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