Welcome to Field Trips Web Page
Click on the link below to download PDF copy of SPAS 2012-13 Field Trips & Special Events Brochure
All field trips are open to anyone interested in birding, wildlife watching, photography and exploring Florida’s natural areas. Advance registration is not required and trips are normally 4 hours or less except where noted. Suggest participants bring water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars, camera, snacks and dress for the weather. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled start time.
Enjoy our upcoming trips detailed below.
See you outside,
St Petersburg Audubon
American Birding Association Principles of Birding Ethics
Upcoming Field Trips:
Boyd Hill Monthly Bird Walk with Ron Smith
June 1st, July 6th & August 3rd, 2013
Location: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, located at 1101 Country Club Way S.,
St. Petersburg FL (map)
Start time: 8 a.m. at the Nature Center parking lot. Please arrive 15 minutes early
End time: 11:30 a.m. or before, all depends on the birds
Cost: Free - park entrance fee waived
Bring: Binoculars, (loaner binoculars available at front desk) hat & water
Experience: Novice to expert all welcome
Difficulty: 2 (rating scale 1 easy to 5 hard)
Walking: Trails shell, grass, hard packed distance 1-2 miles
Restrooms: Yes, flush
After the bird walk make sure to stroll past the bird of prey aviary and enjoy close up encounters with a Juvenile Bald Eagle, Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawk, Great Horned, Barred and Eastern Screech Owl and Turkey Vultures.
Boyd Hill is a 245-acre nature preserve located along the shores of Lake Maggiore in St. Petersburg. The park has more than three miles of trails and boardwalks, a bird of prey aviary, picnic areas, playground and gift shop. There are five unique ecosystems: hardwood hammocks, sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, willow marsh and lake shore.
Fall 2013 / Spring 2014 Field Trip Brochure will be available in late Summer.
Watch the website for trip details.