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SRQ Bird NON Alert 18 November 2007

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    SARASOTA AUDUBON SOCIETY DAY TRIPS 2007-2008 All day trips meet at McDonald’s (Bee Ridge Rd./Cattlemen Rd. - I-75 exit 207) unless otherwise noted. BRING
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      SARASOTA AUDUBON SOCIETY   
      DAY TRIPS 2007-2008

      All day trips meet at McDonald’s (Bee Ridge Rd./Cattlemen Rd. - I-75 exit 207) unless otherwise noted. BRING LUNCH UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. Field trips are open to anyone interested in birding, wildlife watching or exploring Florida's natural areas. A suggested donation of $2 for members and $4 for non-members is most welcome.  NO RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. For more information, contact each individual Trip Leader. We will be posting directions to each day trip location here on this website.  (That feature is coming soon.)  NOTE: Checks for paid day trips are deposited after the completion of the trip. In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be made to the issuer of the check only. Deposits/Payments for overnight trips are made right away. TRIP WAIVER: Participation is on condition that Sarasota Audubon Society and its officers and volunteers will not be held liable for damage or injury to persons or property.
       
      MONDAY, NOV 19: SRQ WATER TREATMENT PLANTS
      Check out the birds at our local water treatment plants with Jeanne Dubi, 355-1709. Leave McDonald's (Bee Ridge/Cattlemen) at 8 a.m.
       
      TUESDAY, DEC 4: HOLIDAY LUNCH AT MISTY CREEK COUNTRY CLUB
      Join SAS board members and friends for a lunch to celebrate the holidays. Fun slide show too. Cost $20, 11:45 a.m. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Contact: Jeanne Dubi, 355-1709.
       
      THURSDAY, DEC 6: SNOOK HAVEN BOAT RIDE & LUNCH/ BIRDING AT JELKS PRESERVE - Snook Haven / Jelks
      Kathryn Young (924-5565) & Mark Leggett. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Cost $20 per person for the boat ride only. Lunch at your own expense.  Leave McDonald's (Bee Ridge/Cattlemen) at 8 a.m.
       
      WEDNESDAY, DEC 12: MYAKKA RIVER SP
      This wildlife preserve always provides great birding. Meet at 8 a.m. in parking lot inside park (fee.) SR 72,9 miles east of 1-75. Leader: Owen Comora, 378-5166. BRING LUNCH.
       
      MONDAY, DEC 17: CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT: MYAKKA SP Coordinator Ken Alvarez, kencalvarez@....
       
      TUESDAY, IAN 1: NEW YEAR'S DAY AT SLEEPING TURTLE
      Join leaders Mark Leggett (925-7220) and Kathryn Young on a New Year's search for birds at this new county park. Meet at McDonald's (Bee Ridge/Cattlemen) at 9 a.m. BRING LUNCH & A TREAT TO SHARE.
       
      THURSDAY, JAN 3: TECO PLANT & GEORGE SIMMONS PARK
      Join leader Stu Hills, 922-5261, to see manatees at the TECO plant in Apollo Beach and shorebirds at Simmons in southern Hillsborough County. Meet at McDonald's (Bee Ridge/Cattlemen) at 8 a.m. BRING LUNCH.
       
      SATURDAY, JAN 5: CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT: SARASOTA Coordinators Jeanne Dubi, 355-1709, and Edith Miller, 364-3637.
       
      TUESDAY, JAN 8: NORTH LONGBOAT KEY
      Meet at 8 a.m. in parking lot opposite Chevron station at the very north end of LBK. Leaders: Betty & Wade Matthews, 923-0671. Optional lunch at Moore's restaurant.
       
      TUESDAY JAN 15: PHOSPHATE MINES, POLK COUNTY
      Privately-guided tour of the phosphate reclamation ponds near Lakeland. Guide: Paul Fellers of Lake Audubon. Short-tailed Hawks (possible), wintering warblers and thousands of shorebirds. leave McDonald's (Bee Ridge/ Cattemen) at 7 am. Contact: Rick Greenspun, 284-2055. LUNCH INCLUDED. Bring snacks and drinks for an all-day outing. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. A donation of $5 to Lake Audubon on the day is recommended.
       
      WEDNESDAY. JAN 10: CLAY GULLY & SIDELL ROADS
      Round trip behind Myakka SP. This area is good wintering habitat for specialties such as Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. Leader: Owen Comora, 373-5166. Meet at McDonald's (Bee Ridge/Cattlemen) at 8 a.m. BRING LUNCH.
       
      TUESDAY, FEB 5: VENICE ROOKERY, MANASOTA SCRUB, LEMON BAY PARK
      Great photo ops; Great birding. Mark Leggett, 925-7220. Leave McDonald's at 7:30 a.m. BRING LUNCH.
       
      FRIDAY/SATURDAY. FEB 15/16: STATION 5 IN HENDRY COUNTY
      Overnight Friday in Clewiston, then an early visit to the water treatment plant to view all kinds of birds in these remote marshes. Trip is led by Margaret England of Hendry-Glades Audubon. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Hotel at own expense. A donation of $5 to Hendry-Glades Audubon on the day is recommended. Contact Kathryn Young, 924-5565.
       
      SATURDAY, FEB 13: COCKROACH BAY AQUATIC PRESERVE RUSKIN
      Jeanne Dubi (355-1709) & Lynn Jakubowicz will lead a trip to this newly reclaimed and restored environmentally sensitive area in southern Hillsborough County. This is a reliable spot for Scissor-tailed Flycatchers. Leave McDonald's at 7:15 a.m. sharp. BRING LUNCH.
       
      SATURDAY, MAR 1: P1NECRAFT FEST
      Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. to noon Join SAS members and various local kids' groups and schools for a great morning working together to rid this tiny park of exotic plants and garbage. This is a sponsored event with prizes for the ugliest, biggest, longest, smallest air potato. We need donated prizes suitable for kids, such as gift certificates to B&N, Target, movies or new books and games. Call Jeanne Dubi at 355-1709 to help in any way you can.
       
      TUESDAY, MAR 4: RED BUG SLOUGH
      Ken Pearlman (587-5992) will lead us on a walk through pine and oak hammocks. Meet in the parking lot of Red Bug Slough, just south of Proctor on Beneva, at 8 a.m.
       
      WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, MAR 11-14 WINTER PARK 2-NIGHT TRIP
      Jeanne Dubi and Karen Jensen (924-2446). See GETAWAY TRIPS for details.
       
      THURSDAY, MAR 20: POTTER PARK & STONEYBROOK PARK
      Edith Miller and Kathryn Young (924-5565) will help us find wintering birds at these two small parks in mid-Sarasota County. Meet in the YMCA parking lot on Central Sarasota Parkway at 8 a.m.
       
      SATURDAY, MAR 29: CARLTON RESERVE
      Join Charlie Sample and Carolyn Edmunds of Venice Audubon, 497-6463, for a rare opportunity to bird the back country of the reserve. Meet in the Carlton parking lot. Jacaranda Blvd exit off 1-75; east onto Jacaranda, right onto Border Road, left at the end. Field trip is from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Kathryn Young at 924-5565 if you want to carpool from McDonald's. BRING LUNCH.
       
      APR 4-6: AUDUBON ACADEMY, VERO BEACH
      Workshops and seminars for chapter leaders and future leaders.
       
      TUESDAY, APR 8: EMERSON POINT
      This wonderful park has woodlands, shoreline, and mangroves. Depart McDonald's at 7:30 a.m. Optional lunch at Crab Trap II restaurant. Leaders: John Ginaven, 798-9829, and Stuart Hills, 922-5261.
       
      TUESDAY, APRIL I5: FT DESOTO
      loin leader John Ginaven (798-9829) on a quest for migrants at this premier birding hotspot and marvelous park. Leave the first rest area just after the tollbooths on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge (1-275) at 8 a.m. BRING LUNCH.
       
      SATURDAY, APR 19: FT DESOTO
      Leader Edith Miller (364-3637) will help us find migrants at this wonderful birding spot. Leave the first rest area just after the tollbooths on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge (1-275) at 8 a.m. BRING LUNCH.
       
      SUNDAY, APR 20: EARTH DAY AT OSCAR SCHERER SP
      This annual event draws huge crowds. Check out plants and critters. Fun for kids. Visit us at the SAS booth.
       
      MONDAY, APRIL 28: SRQ TRIPLE LOOP
      Join Rick Greenspun (284-2055) and Jeanne Dubi in search of migrants at our local hot spots. Meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Phillippi Estate Park, west side of U.S. 41 at Constitution Blvd.
       
      SATURDAY, MAY 3: BUTTERFLY WALK -
      Join butterfly enthusiasts Stu Hills and Jeanne Dubi on a walk to locate and ID local butterflies. Location to be determined. Meet at McDonald's (Bee Ridge/Cattlemen) at 10 a.m. Contact: Jeanne Dubi, 355-1709.
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      Peter Rice
       
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