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Field Trips

The New Printed 2016-2017 ASE Field Trip Schedule

 

The ASE Field Trip Schedule has moved into the 21st century.  The dates, times, destinations and leaders, along with symbols to indicate effort, distance, cost, and registration requirements will continue to be included in a printed brochure which can be separated from the general chapter brochure.  The details have moved to the online calendar, where you will find specifics, registration links and last minute updates.

 

Skiers and mountain bikers will recognize the symbols for effort (difficulty).  Green circle = easy, Blue Square = moderate, Black Diamond = challenging.  Symbols for distance (short, medium, long) will allow you to decide if you can handle a particular trip.  A dollar sign indicates that there are costs associated with the trip; the specifics are in the calendar.  Finally, for trips requiring advance registration, there will be a direct link to the reservation system under “more details” in the online calendar.

 

You can view the online calendar by clicking the ‘Calendar’ tab at www.auduboneverglades.org or entering www.auduboneverglades.org/ase-trips-calendar directly into your browser.  Consider creating a bookmark for it so you can return easily.  Once there, you can click on any trip for details and any registration links.

 

The online calendar is accessible from any computer, iPhone, or Android smartphone.  Instructions are posted under the Calendar tab on the ASE web site.

 

You can view and print the full color 2016-2017 Field Trips brochure by clicking here: 2016-2017 Field Trips Brochure.

 

 

 

Explanation of Terms

 

Field trips listed in italics are new and/or unique

 

Effort / Difficulty

Easy: Boardwalk or paved level surface; or birding mainly from bike / boat / auto

Moderate: Improved trail; dirt and uneven surfaces

Challenging: Improved or unimproved trail; uneven, rocky, and/or wet surfaces

Distance

Sitting / Driving: no walking required

Short: less than 1 mile

Medium: 1 – 1½ miles

Long: more than 1½ miles

$                      There is an associated cost; see website calendar for details

ЯR                  Advance registration required; see website calendar for details

GBBC             Great Backyard Bird Count

SFAS             South Florida Audubon Society (Broward County)

TAS                Tropical Audubon Society (Miami/Dade County)

 

 

 

Important Field Trip Information

 

  • Most trips are free and open to all.
  • Audubon members are given registration priority for some popular trips.
  • Trips go rain or shine unless there is severe weather forecast for the area.
  • Minors are welcome with an adult.
  • Trips, unless otherwise specified, are “Just Show Up.”
  • For trips requiring advance registration, do so at least 36 hours beforehand.
  • Smoking and pets are not allowed.
  • Remember to bring binoculars, field guide (book or app), sunscreen, and water. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
  • Please be on time. Trips begin promptly at the time given.
  • Make sure that you are able to meet the Effort/Distance requirements.
  • Read and adhere to the American Birding Association Code of Birding Ethics (www.aba.org).
  • You will be required to sign a release form for all trips.
  • If you enjoy our trips, consider becoming an ASE chapter member.
  • Always check the web site for details, updates, cancellations, and other late-breaking news on trips.

 

ASE Field Trip Schedule 2016-2017

 

This version of the schedule differs from the printed brochure in that it includes text descriptions rather than color-coded icons for Effort (Difficulty) / Distance.  It makes it simple to use the search function of your browser to find trips of interest.

 

 

—————————— SEPTEMBER 2016 ——————————

 

03 Sat (7a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

14 Wed (8a-10a) Seacrest Scrub, Moderate/Medium (Sue Young)

16 Fri (8:30a-10:30a) Wakodahatchee, Easy/Short (Clive Pinnock) ** New Date **

17 Sat (8a-10a) Frenchman’s Forest, Moderate/Medium (Chuck Weber)

20 Tue (8:30a-10:30a) Wakodahatchee, Easy/Short (Clive Pinnock) ** Date Change **

24 Sat (8a-10a) Spanish River Park, Easy/Medium, $ (Linda McCandless / Kathy Walters)

24 Sat (4:30p-6:30p) Wakodahatchee, Easy/Short (Valleri Brauer)

28 Wed (7:30a-10:30a) Loxahatchee NWR, Moderate/Medium, $ (Sue Young)

 

—————————— OCTOBER 2016 ——————————

 

01 Sat (7a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

02 Sun (8a-10a) Spanish River Park, Easy/Medium, $ (Lee & David Hasse)

08 Sat (all day) Green Cay (Big Sit!), Easy/Sitting, Meet at NW Gazebo (Linda McCandless / Al Pelligrinelli)

09 Sun (8a-10a) Frenchman’s Forest, Moderate/Medium (Melanie & Steve Garcia)

10 Mon (8a-11a) Morikami Park, Moderate/Medium (Sue Young)

15 Sat (8:15a-11a) Cape Florida Banding Station, Moderate/Medium, $, ЯR  (Linda McCandless)

16 Sun (8a-10a) Seacrest Scrub, Moderate/Medium (John & Chadda Shelly)

22 Sat (8a-10a) Green Cay, Easy/Medium (Valleri Brauer)

23 Sun (10a-12p) Snook Islands, Easy/Short (Gael Silverblatt)

29 Sat (8a-10a) Winding Waters, Moderate/Long (Chuck Weber)

 

—————————— NOVEMBER 2016 ——————————

 

02 Wed (6:30a-11:30a) Loxahatchee NWR (Fly-out), Moderate/Long, $ (Rick Schofield)

04 Fri (8a-10a) Wakodahatchee, Easy/Short (Valleri Brauer)

05 Sat (7:30a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

06 Sun (7:30a-10:30a) Sandhill Crane Access Park, Moderate/Medium (Bart Scott)

06 Sun (8a-10a) Tall Cypress, Easy/Short (Bruce Pickholtz)

09 Wed (4p-6p) Grassy Waters (Sunset Canoe Fly-in), Moderate/Sitting, $, ЯR  (Cindy Bush)

12 Sat (8a-12p) STA-2, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

13 Sun (8a-10a) Wakodahatchee (Beginner), Easy/Short (Chris Golia)

13 Sun (8:15a-11:15a) Riverbend Park (Birding by Bike), Easy/Long, Bike rental opens at 8am; No skinny tires (Vicki Rogerson)

*** Due to construction, THE MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED ***
Meet on Picnic Island in the kayak/bike rental parking lot at 8:15am. If you are renting a bike, you will want to get there by 8am.
You can park in the main parking lot, which is on your left just as you enter the park, has an entrance sign, and ride your bike back to Picnic Island. Or, head straight back by car (follow signs to Picnic Island) on the main road until it ends, go left, and on your right you will see the temporary kayak/bike area. Park anywhere on Picnic island.
Either way, meet in the new rental parking lot at 8:15am.
The temporary rental area is marked with a star on the map link below, as is the temporary parking lot.
If you have any questions, please call or text 561-352-7835

15 Tue (9:30a-12p) Lion Country Safari, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Clive Pinnock)

19 Sat (8a-10a) John Prince Park, Easy/Short (Dorothy Brindle)

19 Sat (all day) Corkscrew Swamp  / Tomato Fields, Easy/Long, $, ЯR  (Rick Schofield)

20 Sun (1:30p-5:30p) Plantation Preserve (with SFAS), Easy/Medium (Paddy Cunningham)

21 Mon (7:30a-9:30a) Wakodahatchee (Beginner), Easy/Short (Paton White)

26 Sat (8a-11a) Riverbend Park, Moderate/Long (Ed Kawecki)

29 Tue (8a-10:30a) Peaceful Waters, Moderate/Medium (Scott Zucker)

 

—————————— DECEMBER 2016 ——————————

 

03 Sat (7:30a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

04 Sun (8a-10a) Wellington Preserve, Easy/Long (Walt Hakenjos / Paul Thomas)

10 Sat (6:30a-9:30a) Loxahatchee Slough, Easy/Long, ЯR  (Dale Gawlik)

11 Sun (8a-12p) STA-2, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

11 Sun (8a-10a) Wakodahatchee (Beginner), Easy/Short (Chris Golia)

14 Wed (7:30a-11:30a) Loxahatchee NWR, Moderate/Long, $ (Rick Schofield)

16 Fri (8a-10a) Green Cay, Easy/Medium (Valleri Brauer)

17 Sat (all day) Vero Wetlands, Moderate/Long, ЯR  (Rick Schofield)

18 Sun (7:30a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

30 Fri (8:30a-10:30a) Wakodahatchee (Holiday Walk), Easy/Short (Paton White)

31 Sat (all day) Christmas Bird Count, ЯR  (Chuck Weber)

 

—————————— JANUARY 2017 ——————————

 

07 Sat (7:30a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

08 Sun (8a-10a) Pine Glades, Moderate/Medium (Mark Cook)

11 Wed (7:30a-11:30a) Loxahatchee NWR, Moderate/Long, $ (Rick Schofield)

14 Sat (8a-10a) Wakodahatchee (Beginner), Easy/Short (Chris Golia)

15 Sun (7:30a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

21 Sat (8a-10:30a) Peaceful Waters, Moderate/Medium (Scott Zucker)

21 Sat (all day) STA-5/6, Easy/Drive, $, ЯR  (Rick Schofield)

22 Sun (8a-12p) STA-2, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

24 Tue (8:30a-10:30a) MacArthur Beach SP, Easy/Medium, $ (Clive Pinnock) ** Date Change **

27 Fri (8:30a-10:30a) MacArthur Beach SP, Easy/Medium, $ (Clive Pinnock) ** New Date **

28 Sat (8a-11a) Grassy Waters (Behind the scenes), Moderate/Long (Walt Hakenjos / Paul Thomas)

29 Sun (8a-10a) Pondhawk, Easy/Medium (Sue Young)

 

—————————— FEBRUARY 2017 ——————————

 

04 Sat (7:30a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

05 Sun (8a-11a) Riverbend Park, Moderate/Long (Ed Kawecki)

08 Wed (7:30a-11:30a) Loxahatchee NWR, Moderate/Long, $ (Rick Schofield)

11 Sat (8a-4p) Everglades Day (18th Annual) (Serena Rinker / Sue Snyder)

11 Sat (8a-12p) STA-2, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

11-12 Sat-Sun (all day) Viera Wetlands / Merritt Island, Easy/Drive, $, ЯR  (Valleri Brauer)

12 Sun (6:30a-12p) Belle Glade / West County, Moderate/Medium, Meet at Costco for carpool (Chuck Weber)

17 Fri (8a-10a) Wakodahatchee (Beginner, GBBC), Easy/Short (Paton White)

18 Sat (all day) Blue Cypress Lake, Easy/Sitting, $, ЯR  (Rick Schofield)

19 Sun (7:30a-12p) STA-1E (GBBC), Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

19 Sun (9a-11a) Snook Islands (GBBC), Easy/Short (Gael Silverblatt)

21 Tue (8:30a-12p) DuPuis MA, Easy/Drive, Meet at Gate 5 (Clive Pinnock)

23 Thu (4:30p-6:30p) Grassy Waters (Sunset Canoe Fly-in), Moderate/Sitting, $, ЯR  (Cindy Bush)

25 Sat (8a-10a) Wakodahatchee (Beginner), Easy/Short (Chris Golia)

25 Sat (8:30a-12p) Kissimmee Prairie Preserve SP, Moderate/Short, $, ЯR  (Paul Gray)

 

—————————— MARCH 2017 ——————————

 

04 Sat (7:30a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

05 Sun (all day) Everglades National Park, Easy/Drive, $, ЯR  (Mark Cook)

06 Mon (7:30a-9:30a) Green Cay Wetlands Wakodahatchee (Beginner), Easy/Short (Paton White)

*** Due to construction, THE MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED ***

Due to construction, our previously scheduled field trip at Wakodahatchee Wetlands on Monday, March 6 at 7:30 am has been moved to Green Cay Wetlands. We are sorry for the late notice and any inconvenience.

New location:

Green Cay Wetlands
12800 Hagen Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33437
Meet outside Nature Center main door

11 Sat (7:30a-10a) Peaceful Waters, Moderate/Medium (Scott Zucker)

12 Sun (10:30a-2p) Flamingo Quest (STA-2), Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

12 Sun (3:30p-7p) Flamingo Quest (STA-2), Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

14 Tue (9:30a-12p) Lion Country Safari, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Clive Pinnock)

18 Sat (5p-7p) Wakodahatchee, Easy/Short (Valleri Brauer)

18 Sat (all day) Three Lakes / Joe Overstreet, Challenging/Long, $, ЯR  (Rick Schofield)

19 Sun (8a-10a) Jupiter Ridge, Moderate/Medium (Melanie & Steve Garcia)

22 Wed (6:30a-11:30a) Loxahatchee NWR (Fly-out), Moderate/Long, $ (Rick Schofield)

24 Fri (6p-8p) Wakodahatchee (Beginner, Fly-in), Easy/Short (Chris Golia)

25 Sat (10:30a-2p) Flamingo Quest (STA-2), Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

25 Sat (3:30p-7p) Flamingo Quest (STA-2), Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

 

—————————— APRIL 2017 ——————————

 

01 Sat (7:30a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

02 Sun (8a-10a) Tall Cypress, Easy/Short (Bruce Pickholtz)

04 Tue (7:30a-10a) Peaceful Waters, Moderate/Medium (Scott Zucker)

08 Sat (8:15a-11:15a) Riverbend Park (Birding by Bike), Easy/Long, Bike rental opens at 8am; No skinny tires (Vicki Rogerson)

08 Sat (10:30a-2p) Flamingo Quest (STA-2), Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

08 Sat (3:30p-7p) Flamingo Quest (STA-2), Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

09 Sun (8a-10a) Seacrest Scrub, Moderate/Medium (John & Chadda Shelly)

09 Sun (8a-10a) Wakodahatchee (Beginner), Easy/Short (Chris Golia)

12 Wed (7:30a-11:30a) Loxahatchee NWR, Moderate/Long, $ (Rick Schofield)

14 Fri (8:30a-10:30a) Peaceful Waters, Easy/Medium (Clive Pinnock) ** New Date **

15 Sat (8a-10a) Mangrove Park (Plus+), Easy/Short (Linda Humphries)

15 Sat (8a-10a) Spanish River Park, Easy/Medium, $ (Lee & David Hasse)

18 Tue (8:30a-10:30a) Peaceful Waters, Easy/Medium (Clive Pinnock) ** Date Change **

21 Fri (8a-10a) Wakodahatchee, Easy/Short (Valleri Brauer)

22 Sat (8a-10a) Frenchman’s Forest, Moderate/Medium (Melanie & Steve Garcia)*****CANCELLED
Unfortunately, we need to cancel this trip due to construction at Frenchman’s Forest.  We considered alternate locations but decided that it was best to just cancel.
You may want to consider the walk at Lantana Nature Preserve (also at 8:00 am) instead.
*****
Our leaders discovered on their scouting trip to Frenchman’s Forest that the parking area and portions of the walkway were under construction and that the gates would be locked over the weekend.
Sorry for the inconvenience but we have no control over the situation.
Rick (for Steve and Melanie)

22 Sat (8a-10a) Lantana Nature Preserve, Easy/Short (Dorothy Brindle)

22 Sat (10:30a-2p) Flamingo Quest (STA-2), Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

22 Sat (3:30p-7p) Flamingo Quest (STA-2), Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Susan McKemy)

23 Sun (6:15a-10:30a) DuPuis MA, Challenging/Medium, Meet at Gate 1 (Chuck Weber)

23 Sun (8a-10a) Spanish River Park, Easy/Medium, $ (Linda McCandless / Kathy Walters)

29 Sat (6:30a-12:30p) Pelagic, Easy/Sitting, $, ЯR  (Rick Schofield)

29 Sat (8a-12p) Birch SP / Evergreen Cemetery (with SFAS), Moderate/Long, $ (Paddy Cunningham)

30 Sun (10a-1p) Mounts Botanical Garden (Photographers Special), Easy/Short, $, Close focusing camera suggested (Peter Lekos)

CANCELLED This trip is, unfortunately, canceled due to a recently scheduled plant sale that conflicts with our field trip that was set up with Mount’s nine months ago.

 

—————————— MAY 2017 ——————————

 

03 Wed (8a-10a) Seacrest Scrub, Moderate/Medium (Sue Young)

06 Sat (7a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

07 Sun (8a-10a) Frenchman’s Forest, Moderate/Medium (Bart Scott)

07 Sun (9a-11a) Snook Islands, Easy/Short (Gael Silverblatt)

13 Sat (7a-9a) Cypress Creek, Challenging/Medium (David Witmer / Chuck Weber)

19 Fri (5p-7p) Green Cay, Easy/Medium (Valleri Brauer)

 

—————————— SUMMER 2017 ——————————

 

Jun 03 Sat (7a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)

Jul 01 Sat (7a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)   CANCELLED

Aug 05 Sat (7a-12p) STA-1E, Easy/Drive, ЯR  (Linda Humphries)