Activities

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 April 2024

  • Mead Botanical Gardens Spring Bird Walks, Winter Park

    Category: General Mead Botanical Gardens Spring Bird Walks, Winter Park


    April 6, 2024

    Join our FREE Spring Bird walks in Mead Botanical Gardens while we search for both migrant visitors and resident birds. Wood Ducks, Barred Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers and others are joined in the Spring by passing warblers such as American Redstarts, Black and White Warblers, Black-throated Blue Warblers and others. This park has hosted Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Hooded Warblers, and Yellow-throated Warblers. We never know what we will see but if we don't look we won't find out! Join us! FREE but limited to 15 registrants. To register call (941) 704-1189.

    Mead Botanical Gardens
    1300 S. Denning Drive
    Winter Park, FL 32789
  • BIRD SURVEY - Oakland Nature Preserve

    Category: General BIRD SURVEY - Oakland Nature Preserve


    April 7, 2024

    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 riglingkathy@gmail.com.

    Oakland Nature Preserve
    747 Machete Trail
    Oakland, FL 34760
  • Northwest Florida Panhandle Birding

    Category: General Northwest Florida Panhandle Birding

    April 10, 2024 April 14, 2024

    This season’s four-day trip to see migratory and breeding songbirds and shorebirds in the Florida Panhandle will be
    April 10–14, 2024. The cost of $300 for members; $350 for non-members includes a great itinerary, local expert
    guides, Wakulla Springs boat tour and some picnic meals. Photos of last year’s trip are in the June OASis, p. 8. For
    lodging and other details and to save your space, contact Teresa Williams at (407) 718-1977.

    Educator's Zoom Series - The City Nature Challenge and Using iNaturalist

    Category: General Educator's Zoom Series - The City Nature Challenge and Using iNaturalist


    April 10, 2024

  • Northwest Florida Panhandle Birding

    Category: General Northwest Florida Panhandle Birding

    April 10, 2024 April 14, 2024

    This season’s four-day trip to see migratory and breeding songbirds and shorebirds in the Florida Panhandle will be
    April 10–14, 2024. The cost of $300 for members; $350 for non-members includes a great itinerary, local expert
    guides, Wakulla Springs boat tour and some picnic meals. Photos of last year’s trip are in the June OASis, p. 8. For
    lodging and other details and to save your space, contact Teresa Williams at (407) 718-1977.

    BIRD CHAT - Birding Costa Rica with Pieter Wiestra

    Category: General BIRD CHAT - Birding Costa Rica with Pieter Wiestra


    April 11, 2024

    Pieter Wiestra of Aratinga Tours will discuss ways to see the beautiful and diverse birds of this Central American country. Register for this online presentation at mailchi.mp/18d77cc16d26/bird-chat-registration

  • Northwest Florida Panhandle Birding

    Category: General Northwest Florida Panhandle Birding

    April 10, 2024 April 14, 2024

    This season’s four-day trip to see migratory and breeding songbirds and shorebirds in the Florida Panhandle will be
    April 10–14, 2024. The cost of $300 for members; $350 for non-members includes a great itinerary, local expert
    guides, Wakulla Springs boat tour and some picnic meals. Photos of last year’s trip are in the June OASis, p. 8. For
    lodging and other details and to save your space, contact Teresa Williams at (407) 718-1977.

  • Northwest Florida Panhandle Birding

    Category: General Northwest Florida Panhandle Birding

    April 10, 2024 April 14, 2024

    This season’s four-day trip to see migratory and breeding songbirds and shorebirds in the Florida Panhandle will be
    April 10–14, 2024. The cost of $300 for members; $350 for non-members includes a great itinerary, local expert
    guides, Wakulla Springs boat tour and some picnic meals. Photos of last year’s trip are in the June OASis, p. 8. For
    lodging and other details and to save your space, contact Teresa Williams at (407) 718-1977.

    Mead Botanical Gardens Spring Bird Walks, Winter Park

    Category: General Mead Botanical Gardens Spring Bird Walks, Winter Park


    April 13, 2024

    Join our FREE Spring Bird walks in Mead Botanical Gardens while we search for both migrant visitors and resident birds. Wood Ducks, Barred Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers and others are joined in the Spring by passing warblers such as American Redstarts, Black and White Warblers, Black-throated Blue Warblers and others. This park has hosted Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Hooded Warblers, and Yellow-throated Warblers. We never know what we will see but if we don't look we won't find out! Join us! FREE but limited to 15 registrants. Leaders: To register call (941) 704-1189.

    Mead Botanical Gardens
    1300 S. Denning Drive
    Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Northwest Florida Panhandle Birding

    Category: General Northwest Florida Panhandle Birding

    April 10, 2024 April 14, 2024

    This season’s four-day trip to see migratory and breeding songbirds and shorebirds in the Florida Panhandle will be
    April 10–14, 2024. The cost of $300 for members; $350 for non-members includes a great itinerary, local expert
    guides, Wakulla Springs boat tour and some picnic meals. Photos of last year’s trip are in the June OASis, p. 8. For
    lodging and other details and to save your space, contact Teresa Williams at (407) 718-1977.

    BIRD SURVEY - Wekiwa Springs

    Category: General BIRD SURVEY - Wekiwa Springs


    April 14, 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 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 gate. For registration contact Kathy at riglingkathy@gmail.com.

    To be provided upon registration
  • OAS Monthly Board Meeting

    Category: General OAS Monthly Board Meeting


    April 18, 2024

    1920 North Forest Avenue
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    OAS Monthly Program - Getting to Know Our Fabulous Raptors with Daisy Fiore

    Category: General OAS Monthly Program - Getting to Know Our Fabulous Raptors with Daisy Fiore


    April 18, 2024

    1920 North Forest Avenue
    Orlando, FL
    United States
  • Mead Botanical Gardens Spring Bird Walks, Winter Park

    Category: General Mead Botanical Gardens Spring Bird Walks, Winter Park


    April 20, 2024

    Join our FREE Spring Bird walks in Mead Botanical Gardens while we search for both migrant visitors and resident birds. Wood Ducks, Barred Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers and others are joined in the Spring by passing warblers such as American Redstarts, Black and White Warblers, Black-throated Blue Warblers and others. This park has hosted Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Hooded Warblers, and Yellow-throated Warblers. We never know what we will see but if we don't look we won't find out! Join us! FREE but limited to 15 registrants. Leaders: To register call (941) 704-1189.

    Mead Botanical Gardens
    1300 S. Denning Drive
    Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Limited Edition Field Trip To Fort De Soto, Pinellas County

    Category: General Limited Edition Field Trip To Fort De Soto, Pinellas County


    April 22, 2024

    Just in time for warbler migration, OAS will migrate over to Ft. De Soto Park in Pinellas County in our search for birds that frequently land after crossing the Gulf of Mexico on their journey north. By popular demand, top-birder Lori Mathis and "snake guru" Jerry Mathis will lead with our own Kathy Rigling. While you never know what the winds bring in, last years trip gave us great sightings of Worm-eating Warblers, Blue and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, and many, many more. Ft De Soto tops the eBird hotspot list with numbers of species seen. Cost is $85 for members, $110non-members. Directions, meet-up location and group hotel info will be sent upon registration. Register via web or by contacting Kathy at riglingkathy@gmail.com

    Fort De Soto
    3500 Pinellas Bayway South
    Tierra Verde, FL 33715
  • Limited Edition Field Trip To Fort De Soto, Pinellas County

    Category: General Limited Edition Field Trip To Fort De Soto, Pinellas County


    April 22, 2024

    Just in time for warbler migration, OAS will migrate over to Ft. De Soto Park in Pinellas County in our search for birds that frequently land after crossing the Gulf of Mexico on their journey north. By popular demand, top-birder Lori Mathis and "snake guru" Jerry Mathis will lead with our own Kathy Rigling. While you never know what the winds bring in, last years trip gave us great sightings of Worm-eating Warblers, Blue and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, and many, many more. Ft De Soto tops the eBird hotspot list with numbers of species seen. Cost is $85 for members, $110non-members. Directions, meet-up location and group hotel info will be sent upon registration. Register via web or by contacting Kathy at riglingkathy@gmail.com

    Fort De Soto
    3500 Pinellas Bayway South
    Tierra Verde, FL 33715
  • BIRD SURVEY - Rock Springs Run

    Category: General BIRD SURVEY - Rock Springs Run


    April 24, 2024

    This quarterly bird survey by OAS and the State Park Service helps Park Naturalist Paul Lammardo check the effectiveness of conservation activities at the Park. We will be meeting at the Rock Springs Run Equestrian Camp and carpooling from there with the goal of starting at 8:00am. Rock Springs Run is a large park with several families of scrub jays although not all routes are through scrub jay habitat. Raptors, Towhees, Red-headed Woodpeckers, even deer and bear can be seen. Leaders: Kathy Rigling and Paul Lammardo. Register via web or contact Kathy at riglingkathy@gmail.com. Directions upon registration. Note: for Google/Apple Maps, use the Rock Springs Run Equestrian Camp for directions.

    Rock Springs Run
  • BIRD CHAT - Birding Antarctica with Marianne Korosy

    Category: General BIRD CHAT - Birding Antarctica with Marianne Korosy


    April 25, 2024

    Register for this online presentation at mailchi.mp/18d77cc16d26/bird-chat-registration

  • FREE Spring Bird walk at Mead Botanical Gardens

    Category: General FREE Spring Bird walk at Mead Botanical Gardens


    April 27, 2024

    Join our FREE Spring Bird walks in Mead Botanical Gardens while we search for both migrant visitors and resident birds. Wood Ducks, Barred Owls, Pileated Woodpeckers and others are joined in the Spring by passing warblers such as American Redstarts, Black and White Warblers, Black-throated Blue Warblers and others. This park has hosted Indigo Bunting, Painted Bunting, Hooded Warblers, and Yellow-throated Warblers. We never know what we will see but if we don't look we won't find out! Join us! FREE but limited to 15 registrants. Leaders: To register call (941) 704-1189.

    Mead Botanical Gardens
    1300 S. Denning Drive
    Winter Park, FL 32789
  • Young Birder's Club Trip to Lake Lotus Banding Station, Altamonte Springs

    Category: General Young Birder's Club Trip to Lake Lotus Banding Station, Altamonte Springs


    April 28, 2024

    By popular demand, the Young Birder's Club will return to the Lake Lotus Banding Station. You never know what will show up in the nets. They've banded everything from a Belted Kingfisher to a Hooded Warbler. We'll get to watch the measuring and banding process and we'll also bird this special wooded area. Note: location is NOT at the park. Leaders: Lorri Lilja and Kathy Rigling. Registration is required. Directions and additional information will be sent at time of registration. Contact Kathy at riglingkathy@gmail.com