OVERNIGHT TRIPS

OVERNIGHT TRIPS
Cathy Davis (cathydavis@hotmail.com) and Harma Nyhof (birdsrq@gmail.com)

January 13 and 14, 2018: Please join SAS on a tour of Stormwater Treatment Area 2 (STA 2), a 9,195-acre constructed wetland located 25 miles west of Boca Raton that is managed by the South Florida Water Management District. They have teamed up with the Audubon Society of the Everglades to conduct weekend tours. STA 2 is otherwise closed to the public.
We need to be at the site by 7:30 am as the tour starts promptly at 8 am on January 14. Once the tour starts, they lock the gates and you have to stay with the group until the end. It is a 3+ hour driving tour with stops along the way. That time of year there is a large variety of waterfowl.   SAS negotiated a rate of $120/room/night at a hotel in Clewiston for the night of January 13Details given at signup.
Please sign up online at http://www.sarasotaaudubon.org/two-night-florida-overnight-trips/    Sign up deadline is November 12, 2017.  Cost of the tour: $10.   SOLD OUT

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April 13-15: St. Mark’s Wildlife Refuge/Tall Timbers:  Join SAS as we explore St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge the morning of Saturday, April 14, 2018, with an experienced local guide. Lunch will be at a cafe nearby, after which we join our guide to Apalachicola NF to look for Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Bachman’s Sparrow and migrating Warblers. You are free to return to St. Marks instead if you like. At the end of the day, we will drive to Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy (about an hour drive from St Marks) where we will spend the night at their facilities (basic amenities). Limited availability, so please let us know right away if you want to stay there. It is $35/pp, 2 single beds per room. There are hotels within 20-30 minutes drive. After a continental breakfast at Tall Timbers, prepared by the trip leaders, we will go on a guided birding tour of the grounds via open wagon. There will be a banding demonstration as part of the tour. The tour will end around 1 pmIncluded in the $40 registration fee are both guides and Sunday breakfast. 

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Contact Cathy at cathydavis11@hotmail.com or Harma at birdsrq@gmail.com for more information.
Online sign up preferred.