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Field Trip: Black Creek Park and Trail (Orange Park)

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance will be limited to no more than 20 people, and pre-registration is required. If you register and find you cannot attend, PLEASE cancel your registration to allow others to participate.

Located near the mouth of Black Creek, this shady mixed woodland has lots of canopy, thick second growth, and plenty of trails to explore. Squeezed between a cypress swamp and US-17, it’s both birdy and beautiful. A creek view trail provides excellent views of Black Creek, a lowland area, and canopy. If you are looking for songbirds, this is one of the county’s premier hotspots. This area has produced rare Short-tailed Hawk and Cerulean Warbler around this time.

Target birds: Acadian Flycatcher, Veery, Blackburnian Warbler, Hooded Warbler, and Worm-eating Warbler.

Meet at 8:00 am in the parking lot, sign in, then get some good birds. Bring your binoculars, water, insect repellent, and snacks. There is a restroom that is fairly well maintained with a drinking fountain.

COVID-19 NOTE: Masks are not mandatory per the new CDC guidelines, but for the safety of all participants and volunteers, masks and social distancing are strongly recommended. Please, no sharing of binoculars or scopes.

Please do not attend if you have tested positive for COVID-19 or experienced any of the following symptoms within the last 14 days:

– A new fever
– A new cough that is not because of another illness
– A new shortness of breath that is not because of another illness
– A new sore throat that is not because of another illness
– Sore muscles not because of existing illness, or not from exercise or injury
– Diagnosis of an infection
– Exposure to someone known to be infected
– Someone you are closely associated with experiencing any of the above symptoms.
– You are currently experiencing unmanaged seasonal allergy symptoms (e.g., persistent cough, sneezing).

Questions? Email duvalaudubon@gmail.com or call Martha Fethe at 904-699-8453.

https://www.meetup.com/Duval-Audubon-Society/events/280158261

Details

Date:
September 11
Time:
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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