Events in February 2024

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January 29, 2024
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January 31, 2024
February 1, 2024
February 2, 2024
February 3, 2024(2 events)

Category: General 7:30 am: Limited Edition Field Trip: Gainesville Highlights Overnight

7:30 am: Limited Edition Field Trip: Gainesville Highlights Overnight


February 3, 2024

OAS will once again travel north looking for birds in the Gainesville/Alachua County area under the direction of Tim Hardin and Alan Shapiro. Our destinations will be decided closer to the field trip dates depending on what birds are being seen. Reservations are required and costs are $85 members and $115 non-members. Details and host hotel information will be provided upon registration. Register via the web or by emailing Kathy at riglingkathy@gmail.com

Category: General 8:00 am: Belize:OAS 9-Day Tropical Birding with Wildside Nature Tours - Trip B Begins

8:00 am: Belize:OAS 9-Day Tropical Birding with Wildside Nature Tours - Trip B Begins


February 3, 2024

Located only a few hours from the USA, Belize is home to over 600 species of birds. Easy trails, comfortable climate and easy access to great birding locations make Belize a very special place to learn the tropical families. Join OAS and and guide Glenn Crawford of Wildside Nature Tours on this very special trip. 6-10 Participants. Cost $3,300. Questions and reservations contact Deborah at info@orangeaudubonfl.org.

February 4, 2024(2 events)

Category: General 7:30 am: Limited Edition Field Trip: Gainesville Highlights Overnight

7:30 am: Limited Edition Field Trip: Gainesville Highlights Overnight


February 3, 2024

OAS will once again travel north looking for birds in the Gainesville/Alachua County area under the direction of Tim Hardin and Alan Shapiro. Our destinations will be decided closer to the field trip dates depending on what birds are being seen. Reservations are required and costs are $85 members and $115 non-members. Details and host hotel information will be provided upon registration. Register via the web or by emailing Kathy at riglingkathy@gmail.com

Category: General 7:30 am: Birds of Prey Identification Class with Bob Sanders

7:30 am: Birds of Prey Identification Class with Bob Sanders


February 4, 2024

Join raptor expert Bob Sanders at the Apopka Wildlife Drive where you will learn to search and identify various raptors on the drive. Raptors found that time of year may include Peregrine Falcon, Snail Kite, Norther Harrier, Bald Eagle, Merlin, American Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk and others. Class size is limited. Cost is $12 members, $17 non-members. Meet-up directions sent upon registration. Register on website or by calling Bob Sanders at (407)459-5617 two weeks prior to class.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
2850 Lust Rd
Apopka, FL 32703
February 5, 2024
February 6, 2024
February 7, 2024(1 event)

Category: General 7:00 pm: Educator's Zoom Series - Participating in the Backyard Bird Count

7:00 pm: Educator's Zoom Series - Participating in the Backyard Bird Count


February 7, 2024

February 8, 2024
February 9, 2024
February 10, 2024
February 11, 2024(1 event)

Category: General 8:00 am: Beginner's Bird Watching - Class 3 of 3, Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

8:00 am: Beginner's Bird Watching - Class 3 of 3, Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive


February 11, 2024

Our final BBWC takes us to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive (LAWD), 11 miles of wetlands, several wooded areas and several areas of open fields/grass. We will meet at the bike parking area to the immediate right of the entrance. LAWD has the highest bird counts in Central Florida. We'll refine our birdwatching techniques as we search for waterbirds, shorebirds, raptors and others. This class is only for those who have pre-registered for the 3-class workshop or need to make up a class. Leaders: Kathy Rigling and Susan Thome-Barrett. For questions contact Teresa Williams at (407) 718-1977.

Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
2850 Lust Rd
Apopka, FL 32703
February 12, 2024
February 13, 2024
February 14, 2024
February 15, 2024(2 events)

Category: General 5:45 am: OAS Monthly Board Meeting

5:45 am: OAS Monthly Board Meeting


February 15, 2024

OAS Monthly Board Meeting prior to General Meeting/Presentation

1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL
United States

Category: General 7:00 pm: OAS Monthly Program - Creating Bird Habitat Through Restored Wetlands: Sweetwater & More

7:00 pm: OAS Monthly Program - Creating Bird Habitat Through Restored Wetlands: Sweetwater & More


February 15, 2024

Debra Segal is our guest speaker and will talk about the work to restore wetlands including Sweetwater Wetlands in Gainesville. Our monthly speaker program is free.

1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL
United States
February 16, 2024
February 17, 2024(1 event)

Category: General 8:30 am: Monthly Field Trip to Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland

8:30 am: Monthly Field Trip to Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland


February 17, 2024

Our first joint field trip with The Village Birders takes us to Circle B Bar Reserve, an eBird hotspot with 239 species. Leaders Alice Horst and Tammy Martin will help us explore this eBird hotspot in Lakeland. This FREE field trip requires registration. Trip details will be sent following registration. To register email Kathy at riglingkathy@gmail.com

Circle B Bar Reserve
4399 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
February 18, 2024(1 event)

Category: General 7:45 am: BIRD SURVEY - Wekiwa Springs

7:45 am: BIRD SURVEY - Wekiwa Springs


February 18, 2024

Monthly Bird Survey at Wekiwa Springs Park. We will split into 2 groups led by Park Naturalist Paul Lammardo and OAS's Kathy Rigling. We will survey two areas of the park counting all the birds we see and hear. We will travel through the sandhill and scrub, near small lakes and other transitional areas. Possible birds: Red-headed Woodpeckers, Bachman's Sparrow, Wild Turkeys, Northern Bobwhite, the occasional Short-tailed Hawk. Registration is required with entry directions provided upon registration. Note: survey begins before park opens so DO NOT enter through gate. For registration contact Kathy at riglingkathy@gmail.com.

To be provided upon registration
February 19, 2024
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February 24, 2024(2 events)

Category: General 8:15 am: Young Birder's Club Trip to Lighthouse Point Park, Ponce Inlet

8:15 am: Young Birder's Club Trip to Lighthouse Point Park, Ponce Inlet


February 24, 2024

OAS Young Birder's Club will explore the shores, water and fishing pier at Lighthouse Point Park in Ponce Inlet. While this outing is free, admission to the park is $10 per vehicle. We'll be watching the skies for raptors and gulls, looking at the shore and coastline for shorebirds and waterbirds , and we'll hopefully see a Purple Sandpiper, often found hopping on the rocky edges of the pier which is similar to the rocky coasts up north where it breeds. Leaders: Sheri Brown and Kathy Rigling. Register via web or contact Kathy at riglingkathy@gmail.com

Lighthouse Point Park
5000 S Atlantic Ave
Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

Category: General 9:00 am: Green PLACE Nature & Photography Hike, Johns Lake Conservation Area, Winter Garden

9:00 am: Green PLACE Nature & Photography Hike, Johns Lake Conservation Area, Winter Garden


February 24, 2024

Join Orange County Naturalist and Wildlife Photographer Lee Ann Posavad as they explore Orange County Green PLACE property Johns Lake Conservation Area in Winter Garden. Learn about the nature on this property and practice your photography with tips from Lee Ann. FREE. To register call Beth Jackson at (407) 836-1481

Johns Lake Recreation Area
880 Avalon Rd.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
February 25, 2024
February 26, 2024
February 27, 2024
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February 29, 2024
March 1, 2024
March 2, 2024(1 event)

Category: General 10:00 am: Kissimmee River Boat Trip and Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Visit

10:00 am: Kissimmee River Boat Trip and Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Visit


March 2, 2024

Includes 4 hours at Riverwoods Field Station neat SR 70 with boat trip on Kissimmee River. Afterwards a short visit to Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Riverwoods Circle. Cost is $60 members, $85 non-members. Reservations required via web or by contacting Deborah Green at info@orangeaudubonfl.org. Information and details sent upon reservation.

March 3, 2024

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