January 2023 Hernando Audubon Activities

January Hernando Audubon Activities

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on December 19, 2022

Hernando Audubon Meeting: Photographing Declining Species Around the World.

In recent years Chuck and Nancy Bell have traveled to remote spots around the world as they photographed birds and mammals whose populations have been dramatically reduced. They will speak about their travels and display their stunning photos of these endangered species.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m., at Brooksville Woman’s Club, 131 S. Main Street, Brooksville. There is no charge and all are welcome.

Contact Bev: [email protected] or 352-686-0460.

Hernando Audubon Class on eBird for Beginners, Saturday, January 7.

Meet at 9 a.m. at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville.Learn how to enter your bird sightings into eBird. eBird is a free app developed by Cornell Lab of Ornithology that can be used on a computer or smart phone with which you enter your bird sightings and share them with others. eBird keeps track of all the birds you have seen, including when and where you saw them. These entries then provide researchers, scientists, and amateur naturalists with real-time data about the abundance and distribution of birds. We will watch a video about how to enter reports of bird sightings, and have time for questions.

This program is part of a celebration of National Bird Day at Chinsegut Conservation Center.

Check the center’s websites for other activities going on that day: https://myfwc.com/education/programs/chinsegut/ and https://www.facebook.com/CHINSEGUTCONSERVATIONCENTER

Hernando Audubon work day at Florida Audubon’s Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary, Saturday, January 14

9 a.m. at 24268 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville.

We will do annual maintenance on Eastern Bluebird nest boxes and other clean-up projects on the property. Make reservations with Linda: [email protected] or text 352-428-2629.

Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding, Friday, January 27.

Meet at 8 a.m. at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. Learn to identify birds at feeders and during a short walk. There will be binoculars available for use.

Contact Linda: [email protected] or text 352-428-2629.

Hernando Audubon Adopt-A-Road Cleanup, Saturday, January 28

8 to 10 a.m. Help pick up trash on Northcliffe Blvd. between U.S. 19 and Deltona Blvd. High school students will receive credit for community service. Meet at 8 a.m. at the parking lot of Good Shepherds Plaza, 8417 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill.

To volunteer, contact [email protected] or 352-247-9793.

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