Upcoming Events

Orange Audubon Society (OAS) offers many events and volunteer opportunities from September through June, with something for every activity level. See our menu of field trips, classes, and workshops to the right.

This includes OAS’ NORTH SHORE BIRDING FESTIVAL, held the first weekend in December to highlight the best of Central Florida Birding.

See the monthly calendar of events below.

Also download OAS’ annual brochure, which has at-a-glance information about all our activities throughout this program year!

Events in September 2023

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August 28, 2023
August 29, 2023
August 30, 2023
August 31, 2023
September 1, 2023(1 event)

EagleWatch - SignUps

September 1, 2023

EagleWatch training starts in September through October with the season stating October and typically going through May after successful fledging. To sign up to be notified of a training near you contact

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September 9, 2023(1 event)

7:30 am: Limited Edition Field Trip Joe Overstreet Road and Landing, Osceola County

September 9, 2023

Limited Edition Field trip to Osceola County hotspot Joe Overstreet Road and Landing. Listen to the sounds of Eastern Meadowlarks and look for migrating shorebirds, Crested Caracara, Northern Bobwhite and more. Limited to 12 participants. Leaders: Lorri Lilja, Brennan and Ethan Landreville and Alan Shapiro. We will meet in the back parking lot of Publix (behind McDonalds), 3372 Canoe Creek Rd., St Cloud 34772 and drive to Joe Overstreet. Cost: $12 OAS members, $17 non-members. Registration required. Email Kathy at

September 10, 2023(1 event)

7:15 am: BIRD SURVEY - Wekiwa Springs

September 10, 2023

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 county all 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 main entrance. For registration contact Kathy at

To be provided upon registration
September 11, 2023
September 12, 2023
September 13, 2023(1 event)

7:00 pm: Educator's Zoom Series - Nature Connections with Feathered Friends

September 13, 2023

Free. Educational webinar series on Zoom, sharing easily-applicable curriculum based Cornell University resources for educators. Register at this link: and you will receive monthly zoom links. Resources provided will direct you to the appropriate classroom age level curriculum. For questions contact Kathy at

September 14, 2023
September 15, 2023
September 16, 2023(1 event)

8:15 am: Monthly Field Trip to Trimble Park, Mt. Dora

September 16, 2023

Our free Monthly Field Trip takes us to Trimble Park, Mt. Dora. Located on an isthmus between Lake Beauclair and Lake Carlton, this park features live oaks and other trees -- a good spot for migratory songbirds. We'll hike a 1.3 mile loop trail after meeting at main parking lot at 8am. Leaders: Kathy Rigling and Andrew Wurster. Limited to 15 participants. Reservation required via website or email Kathy at

Trimble Park
5802 Trimble Park Rd
Mount Dora, FL 32757
September 17, 2023
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September 20, 2023
September 21, 2023(2 events)

5:45 pm: OAS Monthly Board Meeting

September 21, 2023

OAS Board meeting held prior to the live membership meeting.

1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL
United States

7:00 pm: OAS Monthly Program Freshwater Turtles of Central Florida by Wayne Osborne

September 21, 2023

OAS Monthly Program at Leu Gardens will be " Freshwater Turtles of Central Florida" by Wayne Osborne. Wayne Osborne, a biologist and volunteer on this project, will share details about survey and conservation efforts. He’ll also share how to identify our local turtle species, bringing several species for us to see up close. Join us for this fascinating program. Suitable for all ages.

1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL
United States
September 22, 2023
September 23, 2023(2 events)

9:00 am: Dragonfly Identification at Orlando Wetlands Park

September 23, 2023

Learn about these fascinating flyers and how to identify them with instructors Mary Keim and Randy Snyder as you hike into the Orlando Wetlands Park and take a short jaunt into the adjacent Seminole Ranch. Cost is $12 for Audubon members; $17 for non-members, payable to Orange Audubon Society. The field trip is limited to 15 students with registration required. Contact Teresa at or (407) 718-1977.

Orlando Wetlands Park
25155 Wheeler Rd
Christmas, FL 32709

10:00 am: Oakland Nature Fest, Oakland Nature Preserve - Volunteer Opportunity

September 23, 2023

The second annual Oakland Nature Fest is being held at Oakland Nature Preserve! Enjoy meeting members of the environmental community, participate in animal interactions and guided hikes, learn more at interesting presentations, buy native plants, and much, much more! Admission is free, but donations are gratefully received, and will benefit the mission of Oakland Nature Preserve.Volunteer opportunities for both morning and afternoon shifts are available. Email

Oakland Nature Preserve
747 Machete Trail
Oakland, FL 34760
September 24, 2023
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September 27, 2023
September 28, 2023(1 event)

7:00 pm: BIRD CHAT - Brevard County Fall Birding with David Simpson

September 28, 2023

We'll be checking in with David Simpson as he discusses Fall birding in Brevard County. David Simpson does bird surveys at TM Goodwin WMA, is a private guide (Birding with David Simpson), an eBird reviewer and guides at Birding Festivals throughout the US. He'll be joined by Florida Master Naturalist, Dee Simpson, often called the creative side of Birding with David Simpson. To attend this program and receive weekly links to the Bird Chat programs, register at:

September 29, 2023
September 30, 2023(1 event)

7:30 pm: Young Birder's Club Trip to Central Winds Park, Winter Springs

September 30, 2023

The Young Birder's Club will visit a Seminole County migrant bird hotspot with a trip to Central Winds Park in Winter Springs, Florida. Located south of Lake Jessup, the park has wooded trails and wooded edges that have been drawing in the warblers during migration. This field trip is for birders under 17 or young people interested in becoming birders. We will meeet in the parking lot by the playground. Free. Leaders: Lorri Lilja and Kathy Rigling. Register via the web or contact Kathy Rigling at For additional information or loaner binoculars contact Kathy.

Central Winds Park
1000 Central Winds Drive
Winter Springs, FL 32708
October 1, 2023(2 events)

EagleWatch Starts

October 1, 2023

EagleWatch season runs Oct-May. For information contact

7:30 am: BIRD SURVEY - Oakland Nature Preserve

October 1, 2023

OAS performs quarterly bird surveys for the preserve to determine the effectiveness of its sandhill restoration and native plant gardens, a joint project of the preserve and the Tarflower chapter of the Native Plant Association. We'll meet in the parking lot and walk several trails through wooded areas and sandhill restoration areas. We'll be looking for overwintering Grasshopper, Savannah, Field, and possibly White-Crowned Sparrows; Pileated, Red-bellied and Downy Woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds and many more. Registration is required, via website or contact Kathy at

Oakland Nature Preserve
747 Machete Trail
Oakland, FL 34760