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Meetings and Birding Trips of the Hernando Audubon Society

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on January 22, 2019

Hernando Audubon Society Meeting is Thursday, February 28. Come celebrate our 60th anniversary! Program about Wintering Hummingbirds in Florida. Several varieties of hummingbirds that breed in the Western states spend their winters in Florida. Since 2001, speaker Fred Dietrich has been involved in trapping and banding hummingbirds in Florida. In 2010 a Rufous Hummingbird that Fred banded in Tallahassee was recaptured that June 3500 miles away in Chenaga Bay, Alaska. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Community Activities Center, 205 E. Ft. Dade Avenue, Brooksville. Information: Bev Hansen, 352-686-0460, [email protected]

Birding Trips of Hernando Audubon Society

Hernando Audubon Society Big Day Birdathon: Saturday, February 9. Birders will try to see as many species as possible before dusk. At 6 a.m. birders will meet at the Big Lots parking lot, 20050 Cortez Blvd. in Brooksville, and travel to various sites to see varieties of birds. Individuals may join or leave this team throughout the day. Sign up with Bev, 352-686-0460. This is a fundraiser for Hernando Audubon Society, with proceeds going to help fund local conservation and education programs, scholarships, and our Junior Audubon Club. A pledge form is available here: http://www.hernandoaudubon.org/Birdathon2019-letter.pdf

Hernando Audubon sponsors a Work day at Florida Audubon’s Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary, 24268 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville (Hernando County). On Saturday, February 16 at 9 a.m. we will do annual maintenance on nest boxes and other clean-up projects on the property. For information, contact Marcie, 352-860-3921, [email protected]

Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding: Friday, February 22, 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 and bird books available for use. For information, text Linda at 352-428-2629 or email [email protected].

Hernando Audubon Society meetings and activities are free and open to the public. For more details about these activities, check hernandoaudubon.org

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