October Hernando Audubon Activities
Hernando Audubon Meeting about Sparrow Identification Basics, Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Adam Kent will discuss identification of inland sparrows found in Central Florida. Once you understand the basics of the combination of distribution, behavior, and appearance, you can begin to chip away at the term “little brown job.” To join the webinar meeting, send an email with the subject “Oct. 28” to [email protected]. For information, contact: Bev, 352-686-0460, [email protected].
Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Big Pine, Saturday, October 2. At 8 a.m. meet in the parking lot of the Big Pine Tract of Chinsegut Wildlife and Environmental Area, 12060 Old Crystal River Road, north of Brooksville. We will walk about 2 miles on a trail through longleaf pine habitat that leads to a wetland. Expect to see many woodpeckers and some songbirds. Contact Claudia: [email protected] or 813-244-0305.
Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Weekiwachee Preserve, Saturday, October 9. At 8 a.m. meet at the entrance gate at 2345 Osowaw Blvd., Spring Hill. We’ll walk two miles on trails to look for songbirds, and drive to the end of the road to look for water birds. Contact Bev: [email protected] or 352-686-0460.
Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Perry Oldenburg, Saturday, October 16: At 8 a.m. meet in the parking lot at 13489 Government Road, Brooksville. From US-41 turn east on Deer Run Road. At the intersection with Government Road, go straight in the right lane. Along the 1.5 mile trail through sandhill and hardwood hammock and a powerline right-of-way, expect to see American Kestrel, Loggerhead Shrike, hawks, woodpeckers, other woodland bird species and fall butterflies. Contact Claudia: [email protected] or 813-244-0305.
Hernando Audubon Beginning Birding, Friday, October 22. 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 Claudia: [email protected] or 813-244-0305.
Hernando Audubon Birding Trip to Withlacoochee River Park, Saturday, October 30.
The park is at 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City, Pasco County. Meet at 8 a.m. in the canoe launch parking lot. (This is the first parking lot on the left after entering the park.) We expect to see woodland birds and a few waders along the river. Contact Gwen: [email protected] or 206-659-2677.