Field Trips & Special Events

You're invited!

SPAS field trips and programs are free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome. Advance registration is not required. A limited number of loaner binoculars are available - if you'd like to use SPAS equipment, please email several days in advance of the trip.


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Birding Pinellas is an interactive site designed to help you make the most of your Pinellas County birding experience!

In the Field: Where & When

  • The 2019-2020 Field Trip season has completed. Join us next year!

In the Field: Monthly @ Boyd Hill

SPAS invites you to join us for a guided bird walk on the first Saturday of each month at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve.

This is a great walk for beginners - fun and accessible birds, well-marked trails, and a raptor aviary - and one that frequently provides a surprise or two for more experienced birders.

Regular participants are encouraged to bring along a friend who might not otherwise get out or go birding.

No walk is scheduled in February. Join us for Raptor Fest at the preserve!

Where: 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Meet in front of the Nature Center.

When: 7:45 a.m. Walks usually last about two hours, depending upon the birds.

Cost: Free (park entrance fee waived)

Bring : Binoculars (some loaner binoculars are available at front desk), hat, water, mosquito repellent

Experience: Novice to expert - all welcome

Walking: Trails shell, grass, hard packed, distance 1-2 miles

Restrooms: One (flush) located at the Nature Center

For more information about Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, click here.