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Audubon Everglades 2016-2017 Field Trip Recap

We have completed the 2016-2017 season of field trips and scheduled another set of exciting trips for 2017-2018. These new trips will be posted online and in a new Field Trips brochure that will be included in the printed September Kite newsletter.

Now for some statistics from 2016-2017:

We offered just under 120 trips led by 35 volunteers and had over 1,500 attendees.

Of these trips, 75 were “just show up” and 45 were by advance registration.

We had just shy of 1,000 people register for the advance registration trips. Of these, the most popular were:

Field Trip Scheduled Birders
Flamingo Quest 9 trips 463 people
STA-1E 14 trips 192 people
STA-2 (Non-Flamingo) 4 trips 59 people
Pelagic 1 trip 47 people
Lion Country Safari 2 trips 40 people
Grassy Waters Sunset Canoe Fly-in 2 trips 26 people

All of these trips will be repeated in 2017-2018.

Happily for some — but regrettably to those on the waitlist — all of our smaller, space-limited trips were sold out. These included:

  • Blue Cypress Lake
  • Cape Florida Banding Station
  • Corkscrew Swamp / Tomato Fields
  • Everglades National Park
  • Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park
  • STA-5/6
  • Three Lakes / Joe Overstreet
  • Vero Wetlands
  • Viera Wetlands / Merritt Island

Some of these trips will be repeated in 2017-2018 and some will be replaced by other offerings in a rotating schedule.