Orange Audubon Society meetings are normally held the 3rd Thursday of every month (Sept. - June) at 7 pm in the Camellia Room at:

Harry P. Leu Garden
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803-1537


 

For Directions to Leu Gardens please click HERE

 


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Orange Audubon Society relies on the involvement and support of individuals like you to conserve the birds, wildlife, and natural ecosystems of the Central Florida area.

Interested in becoming a member? Just print and mail this membership form to become part of the Orange Audubon Society.

If you need to RENEW your membership, please wait for National Audubon to mail you the renewal form, please do not use the membership form .

Your basic membership of $20.00 supports our efforts to help safeguard Florida's natural environment, and also entitles you to receive three publications:

Audubon
The Florida Naturalist
OASis

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ORANGE AUDUBON

Classes

Beginner’s Bird Identification

Instructor: Bob Sanders—(407) 459-5617 

Registration: Teresa Williams—(407) 644-0796 

Cost per Season: $30 (members); $45 (non-members); $10 (12 & under with registered adult) 

Locations: Orlando Wetlands Park and Lake Jesup 

Dates/Time: Saturdays, 8:30 AM–12:30 PM 

Fall—Oct 1, 8 & 15, 2016 

Spring—Mar 4, 11 & 18, 2017

Class limit: 20 participants each season

 

2016–2017 FIELD TRIPS 

 

Regular Field Trips

Regular field trips showcase Florida’s fauna and flora in natural conditions. Most involve leisurely walks while observing wildlife. Before each field trip, check the OASis for details. Contact leader Larry Martin with questions: (407) 647-5834 or lmartin5@msn.com. FREE

Sept 17.................Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna Beach

Oct 22...................Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

Nov 19..................Pine Lily Preserve, Bithlo

Dec.......................Participate in local Christmas Bird Counts

Jan 21...................Birdapalooza, Apopka (see OASis for field trip times)

Feb 18..................Joe Overstreet/Lake Kissimmee, Kenansville

Mar 18..................Green Mountain Overlook, Montverde

April 22.................Flamingo Quest II (see overnight details below)

May 20..................Lyonia Preserve, Deltona 

Limited Edition Field Trips

Limited Edition Field Trips are restricted to 15 people per trip. The cost per person per trip is $10 members/$15 non-members. Reservations are required and taken the week before by leader Bob Sanders: (407) 459-5617. 

 

Sat., Sept 24........Lake Apopka North Shore, Clay Island 

Sun., Oct 16........Three Lakes WMA, Osceola County 

Sat., Nov 12.........Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville

Sun., Dec18........Lk. Jesup Conservation Area, Marl Bed Flats Tract 

Sun., Jan 15........Smyrna Dunes Park, New Smyrna Beach 

Sun., Feb 26........Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Sat., Mar 25.........Ocala National Forest, Paisley 

Sun., April 23.......Ft. De Soto Park, Pinellas County

Sat., May 27........Three Lakes WMA, Osceola County

Overnight Field Trips

South Florida Birding & Flamingo Quest II

Location: Palm Beach Co. and Broward Co. with guide David Simpson

Date: April 22–23, 2017. Birding and a search for Flamingos

Registration: Teresa Williams—(407) 644-0796 

Cost: (includes guide and field trip fees) $40 members/$55 non-members; 

Sat. only: $25 members/$40 non-members

Lodging/other details: TBA—(407) 637-2525

Flamingo Quest! April 22-23, 2017 Slots Still Available!
Would you like to add some tropical birds from South Florida to your life list? The focus of Orange Audubon Society’s (OAS) April 22-23rd South Florida trip is seeing the rare American Flamingos, but we will take the opportunity to see other species that may be new to the trip participants. We will be guided by David Simpson, one of Florida’s top birders, who has done extensive field work in South Florida.

OAS has booked Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 1 to 5 p.m. for the 20-mile loop tour into the South Florida Water Management District Stormwater Treatment Area-2 (STA-2) where American Flamingos have been appearing each year. We will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd at the STA-2 entrance and will carpool in, four per car. There are facilities, other than a port-a-let at the entrance, as this is a water management area, not set up for public visitation.

You can make this a day-trip; it is approximately 3 1/2 hours from Orlando. However, since April 22nd is during spring migration, the trip will include additional birding with David on Sunday. After hopefully seeing the flamingos at STA 2, we will head to Fort Lauderdale for the night, stopping at Markham Park to look for migrants and Spot-breasted Oriole.

Sunday morning’s itinerary will be shaped by the latest rare bird alerts. If a Caribbean stray or some other bird of note is in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area, we will give it a try. Failing that, we will head to Miami to look for south Florida specialties like Red-whiskered Bulbul, Egyptian Goose, White-winged Parakeet, Common Myna, and non ABA-countable species such as Mitered and Red-masked Parakeet, Scaly-breasted Munia, Common Hill Myna, and others. We hope to find some local breeders like White-crowned Pigeon, Black-whiskered Vireo as well as migrants while we are in town. We will wrap up around 3 pm Sunday afternoon. Carpooling is recommended for travel in the south Florida area.

Field trip fees are $40/Audubon members or $55/non-Audubon members for the weekend; $25/Audubon members or $40/non-Audubon members for Saturday only, and include trip leaders’ and birding guide's time, a contribution to Audubon Society of the Everglades as authorized coordinator into STA-2 and the residual, if any, will benefit Orange Audubon Society's (OAS) nature center fund.

Space is limited and reservations are required. OAS' cancellation policy provides a full refund for cancellations received by April 7th; a 50% refund for cancellations received April 8th–15th; and no refund after April 15th.
Participants are responsible for meals, transportation, lodging and incidentals. If requested by 10+ registered participants, OAS will seek a discounted group lodging rate for Saturday night in the Fort Lauderdale area. Contact Teresa at (407) 644-0796 or mwilliams@cfl.rr.com for space availability, registration and payment instructions. Full payment is needed to confirm your spot. For other field trip questions, contact Deborah at (407) 637-2525 or sabalpress@mac.com.
 

Youth Field Trips

Youth field trips allow children to observe and enjoy the natural world on easy hiking trails. All start at 9:00 AM. Youths must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations are needed. Please contact leader Brook Rohman with questions: (407) 921-8008. Loaner binoculars are available. FREE.

Sat., Sept 24............Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

Sat., Nov 12.............Central Winds Park, Winter Springs 

Sun., Feb 19............Maitland Community Park, Maitland

Sun., Mar 19............Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park

 


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Orphaned or
       Injured Wildlife?

What to do if you find a baby bird

In many cases “orphaned” baby birds are kidnapped when they should be left alone, not taken to a rehabber.

For rehabilitation sources, visit:

Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Information Directory

Audubon Center for Birds of Prey (Raptors Only)
407-644-0190


Speakers Bureau

Orange Audubon Society has a list of speakers who are willing to address schools and organizations on subjects such as birds, plants, the environment, and Florida outdoors. 

Click Here

or email

Linda Carpenter

407-628-4633

 

 

 

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