Field Trips are in driving distance. We car-pool when possible.

Members of the club and their guests can join us on our field trips.  Details and a sign up sheet are available at our meetings, and there is a sign-up form in the side panel of this page.  You may also call the field trip leader (announced at our meetings) to sign up. Once you sign up, you will receive further instructions from the trip leader. Most of the time, we meet in a parking lot to carpool.  Sometimes we go to lunch together after we tour the site. Details, again, will be available when you submit the form to the left, or when you sign up at our meetings.  YOU MUST SIGN UP TO ATTEND A FIELD TRIP. 

GUESTS MAY ATTEND ONLY ONE FIELD TRIP BEFORE NEEDING TO JOIN THE CLUB TO ATTEND ANY MORE.

September 23, 2019 - Sawgrass Lake Park (done)

October 15, 2019 - Alderman's Ford Park (done)

November 14, 2019 - Latitudes Boat Tour (Thursday) 

December 4, 2019 - Bok Tower Gardens (done)

January 17, 2020 -  Felts Preserve  (done)

February 11, 2020 - Lettuce Lake Park (done)


March 9, 2020  - Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (Monday)

Nestled on the shores of beautiful Sarasota Bay, Selby Gardens is a tropical urban oasis with something for everyone. Relax amidst nature's beauty and allow the scenery of unparalleled botanical bliss to carry you away. 

We will be arranging a tour of the gardens. Following the tour, we will have our luncheon at Marina Jack's, located nearby.

The cost will be $30, payable in advance. Please send your check for $30. payable to SCC Audubon Club, to Ray Webb, 1404 Cherry Hills Dr., SCC. We will meet at 9 AM at the Community Hall on South Pebble Beach Blvd,, and carpool from there.

 SIGNUPS FOR THIS TRIP ARE CLOSED..


April 24, 2020 - Honeymoon Island State Park (Friday)

This will be our annual bird spring migration field trip. Many species of songbirds, including warblers, tanagers, grosbeaks, buntings and orioles will be moving north to breed in the U.S. and Canada. They will be decked out in their colorful breeding plumage. We visit coastal sites like Honeymoon Island, located in Dunedin (just north of Clearwater Beach), to view them as they reach landfall after a lengthy flight across the Gulf of Mexico. This trip was originally scheduled for Earth day, April 22; it has been rescheduled so as not to conflict with Earth Day plans at Sun City Center.

We will gather at the Community Hall, on South Pebble Beach Blvd. at 8 AM, and will carpool from there. The only fee will be the standard State Park entry fee of $4 per vehicle and $4 per person.

Lunch will be at a location to be determined.


May 20, 2020 - Sarasota Jungle Gardens (Wednesday)

This venue features a wide variety of birds and animals - many of them rescued - including Florida's noted pink flamingos, parrots, crocodiles, lemurs, snakes and more, all nestled within 10 acres of lush, tropical landscaping, connected by winding jungle trails. Walk up to and feed free roaming flamingos. We  will have lunch at Crager's Family Restaurant on US 41. Entry fee will be $14, payable upon entry.

We will meet at 10 AM at the Community Hall on Pebble Beach Blvd. S, and carpool from there.


June 16, 2020 - Pirate Water Taxi (Tuesday)

This will be a new location for us to visit. They offer daily tours of Tampa from the water, with 15 stops located along a route near Attractions, Museums, Restaurants and Parks. Our plan is to get off for lunch at "Rick's on the River" and rejoin the ride with the first taxi after lunch. The admission of $18, payable upon entry, is good for the day.

We will meet at 10 AM at the Community Hall (the taxi opens at 11:30) and carpool from there.


There will be a Field Trip meeting on March 11, 2020 at 10 AM in the Palm Room, to discuss upcoming trips for 2020/21. All are invited to attend





















































 



 













BirdViewing

Club members scan the horizon for shorebirds at Fort DeSoto Park in St. Petersburg, FL. Fort DeSoto is well known as a local hotspot for viewing neo-tropical passerines during spring and fall migration. It also offers excellent opportunities for sightings of shore birds, and wading birds.