Audubon field trip, St. Marks, Jan. 19
- posted with permission of the NFLBirds listowner:
January 19, Saturday: Field Trip
Apalachee Audubon Society
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)
Birding with Jim Cavanagh
Enjoy outstanding St. Marks NWR winter birding with volunteer Jim Cavanagh.
First, we will visit ponds and the lighthouse area including the dike marsh. Expect
to see shorebirds, ducks, sparrows, and raptors. For those who wish we'll then
move on to walk an 4 additional miles around Stoney Bayou 2. Jim says a Vermillion
Flycatcher usually appears soon after starting this portion of the walk! Participants
may depart the group at any point.
Wachovia Bank on S. Monroe St. at 7:30 AM --to carpool.
Or meet about 8 AM at NWR between Stoney Bayou 1 and East River Pool.
Expect to be done by: 11 AM or 1 PM for extended walk
Cost: $5 per vehicle. No extra cost for passengers.
Level of difficulty: Easy until 11 AM. Moderate last 2 hrs
Be sure to bring:
Binocs, field guide, insect repellant, water, comfortable walking shoes, light lunch if desired.
Further information, contact:
Melissa Forehand, birdingtreefrog@... --about carpooling
or Jim Cavanagh, jim.cavanagh@... , 850-562-1533
Julie Wraithmell, publicity chair