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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Calendar for 2018-2019

I hope you can join us for these exciting upcoming events:
  • January 17, 2019: Everglades Birding Festival
  • January 21, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Vero Beach
  • January 23, 2019: Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival: David will be leading tours. Festival registration is required.
  • January 30, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • February 2, 2019: Introduction to Birding class (first in a 3-part series) - Savannas Preserve State Park Education Center located at 2541 SE Walton Road, Port St Lucie, FL 34952. Call 772-398-2779 with any questions. This course is designed for ages 15 and above. Admission for each class is $8 per person. Registration and pre-payment are required: Visit https://www.friendsofsavannas.org/ and go to the Online Store. 
  • February 3, 2019: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Buggy Tours - Go to the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park web site for registration information. This trip is led by David, but you must register with the park to attend this trip.
  • February 5, 2019: Intensive Beginning Birding Course with Juanita Baker and David Simpson (Class 1). Visit Pelican Island Audubon Society for details.
  • February 7, 2019: Birds of a Feather Festival: Dee and David will be teaching classes and leading tours. Festival registration is required.
  • February 7, 2019: Intensive Beginning Birding Course with Juanita Baker and David Simpson (Class 2). Visit Pelican Island Audubon Society for details.
  • February 11, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Sebastian
  • February 13, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • February 15, 2019: Space Coast Audubon Society general meeting in Rockledge.
  • February 16, 2019: Samson Island Open House - We will be leading short bird walks hourly from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Visit the Satellite Beach Recreation dept web site for information and to sign up for the free ferry to the island. 
  • February 17, 2019: Audubon of Everglades - STA 1E trip. David is leading this trip, but contact Audubon of the Everglades to sign up.
  • February 18, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Vero Beach
  • February 19, 2019: Intensive Beginning Birding Course with Juanita Baker and David Simpson (Class 3). Visit Pelican Island Audubon Society or details.
  • February 21, 2019: Intensive Beginning Birding Course with Juanita Baker and David Simpson (Class 4). Visit Pelican Island Audubon Society for details.
  • February 24: Birds, BBQ and Brews - Visit Space Coast Audubon web site or Meetup for details. 
  • February 27, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • February 28: Sebastian Rotary Club. We will be giving a short bird talk during the luncheon.
  • March 2, 2019: Advanced Introduction to Birding class (second in a 3-part series) - Savannas Preserve State Park Education Center located at 2541 SE Walton Road, Port St Lucie, FL 34952. Call 772-398-2779 with any questions. This course is designed for ages 15 and above. Admission for each class is $8 per person. Registration and pre-payment are required: Visit https://www.friendsofsavannas.org/ and go to the Online Store. 
  • March 11, 22019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Sebastian
  • March 13, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • March 16, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • March 17, 2019: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve Buggy Tours - Go to the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park web site for registration information. This trip is led by David, but you must register with the park to attend this trip.
  • March 18, 2019: Pelican Island Audubon Society general meeting in Vero Beach
  • March 27, 2019: Birding Hotspots Tour.  Meet at Ditch 13 Gallery and Gifts in Fellsmere (located on Broadway next to Marsh Landing)  at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to a location to be determined, depending on where the birds are. Trip will last 3 hours and cost of trip is $15 per person. 
  • March 30, 2019: Pish-free Birding class (third in a 3-part series) - Savannas Preserve State Park Education Center located at 2541 SE Walton Road, Port St Lucie, FL 34952. Call 772-398-2779 with any questions. This course is designed for ages 15 and above. Admission for each class is $8 per person. Registration and pre-payment are required: Visit https://www.friendsofsavannas.org/ and go to the Online Store. 
  • April TBD: Dry Tortugas Trip with Florida Nature Tours. Visit the Florida Nature Tours web site for details.
  • April 5, 2019: Migrant Warbler talk and bird walk. Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay.  Visit the Turkey Creek Facebook page for details.
  • May 4, 2019: eBird Global Big Day.
  • December 14, 2019: Cocoa Christmas Bird Count. Contact Dee Fairbanks Simpson or David Simpson for details.
  • December 16, 2019: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird Count. Contact Ned Steel for details.
  • December 19, 2019: Zellwood - Mount Dora Christmas Bird Count. Contact Wes Biggs or Gallus Quigley for details.
  • January 4, 2019: South Brevard Christmas Bird Count. Contact Dee Fairbanks Simpson or David Simpson for details.