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Cruickshank Sanctuary Field Trip with Bert Alm (Rockledge)
September 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join Susan Petracco for a limited participant bird walk Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary.
Please follow our new protocols due to the Covid Pandemic.
• All participants must register on Meetup.
• Registration is limited for each Field Trip based on number of Leaders available.
• All participants must check in with the Field Trip Leader and sign the Liability Waiver.
• Masks are REQUIRED for all attendees and attendees should try to maintain social distancing guidelines
• Equipment will not be shared by Field Trip Leaders. Family groups and social pods may share equipment amongst their group.
• Carpooling is only allowed for family groups and social pods. No field trips will be conducted that require carpooling at this time.
• Food will not be provided at events nor will we gather after events at restaurants, picnics etc., except for family groups and social pods.
• When two or more Field Trip leaders are available, we will break up into groups of 10 or less and go on different routes. When passing other groups try to maintain social distancing.
• If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Field Trip Leader.
Acquired in partnership with the State of Florida, the Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary is part of the sanctuary network established by the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) Program. Formerly a turpentine mine and farm, the 140-acre sanctuary located in Rockledge, Florida is now home to a pine flatwoods habitat where raptors can be spotted circling overhead or perched in high pine trees. Patches of oak, sand pine scrub, and freshwater depression marshes add to the Sanctuary’s diversity as well. Cruikshank Sanctuary is the place for Florida’s Scrub-Jay. You are almost certain to see several families of Jays on the property.
We will be looking for Florida Scrub-Jays and other resident birds. This site has 149 species reported in eBird overall with over 40 species so far in the months of July and August.
We will meet at 9:00 am at the parking lot at 326 Barnes Blvd, Rockledge.
Recommend you wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirt, and a hat and bring water and bug spray. Remember Masks are REQUIRED.
To see this event’s field trip report located on the Space Coast Audubon Society Website (48 hours after the event), follow the link
The point of contact is Bert at 310-738-2894.