St. Lucie Audubon Society


Information updated and links provieded as available. Reminder: Bring binoculars, scopes, cameras, snacks and water. We encourage carpooling  when possible
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015



St. Lucie County, Pinelands Preserve, 7601 VPI Grove Rd. 34987. A 746 acre preserve containing natural areas of mesic flatwoods, wet prairie, and depression marsh. It is a great place to look for grassland and woodland birds. Leader: Florida Master Naturalist, Eva Ries.

Meet at preserve parking lot at 7:15 am. We will start promptly at 7:30 am. Parking area is located at the end of VPI Grove Rd., 17 miles west of Fort Pierce off of SR 70. Contact Adella Blacka for sign up. You can also sign up at the SLAS Oct. meeting. Cell: 856-261-8599. Email:

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

Savannas Preserve State Park. The largest and most intact remnants of Florida’s east coast savannas and home to an excellent variety of birds and wildlife. Leader: Staff Volunteer at the Center.

We will drive to the Hawks Bluff area from the Education Center. Walking is limited to about one mile. Carpooling is encouraged from the education center because there is limited parking at Hawks Bluff. Meet at Savannas Education Center at 7:15 am. 2541 Walton Rd, Port St. Lucie - 34952, 2 miles east of U.S. 1 on Walton Road. Contact Adella Blacka for sign up. You can also sign up at the SLAS Nov. meeting. Cell: 856-261-8599. Email:

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2015
  Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach and Wakodahatchees Wetlands. Green Cay has over 100 acres of wetlands. This is a wonderful opportunity to photograph a variety of birds as they can be seen up close from the boardwalks. Leaders: Avid birders, Hart and Jewel Rufe. Hart is the writer of the SLAS Hart Beat column and his photographs are enjoyed by many on the website. Hart will give more info on the trip at the Dec. SLAS meeting. Contact Adella Blacka for sign up. You can also sign up at the meeting. Cell: 856-261-8599. Email:
  Annual Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, Jan 9, 2016

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Titusville. We will caravan through Black Point Wildlife Drive. The wildlife found in the area is phenomenal. Excellent birding and a variety you will never forget. The trip will include a stop to the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne on the way back. Leaders: Avid birders Hart and Jewel Rufe.

Meet at the Home Depot Parking Lot in Fort Pierce at 6:15 am. We plan to leave promptly at 6:30 am and meet up with our leaders. More details to follow. Contact Adella Blacka for sign up. You can also sign up at the Jan. meeting. Cell: 856-261-8599. Email:

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016

Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area, Indian River County. Natural communities include dry prairie, pine flatwoods, hardwood swamp and freshwater marsh. The creek extends into Okeechobee County where it forms the headwater of the St Johns River. There is a boardwalk through hardwood swamps that lead to Hog Island for trails. This diverse habitat supports many forms of bird species and wildlife. Tim Towles - avid birder, world traveler and wildlife biologist will lead the trip. Meeting place and time to follow. Contact Adella Blacka for sign up. You can also sign up at the Feb 4 meeting. Cell: 856-261-8599. Email:

Saturday, Mar. 5, 2016

Riverbend Park,  Palm Beach County, 9060 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Florida 33478.  Come along and enjoy the beauty of old Florida, wonderful wildlife and excellent birding. Leaders: Avid birders: Linda Sullivan and Jody Levin. More details are upcoming.

Saturday &Sunday,
Apr. 9 & 10, 2016

SLAS Annual Bird-A-Thon. Details to come.

May 2016



No field trip scheduled



St. Lucie River Cruises

Call River Lilly Cruises at 772-489-8344 for prices and reservations (required). The River Lilly leaves most days November through mid-July from the River Park Marina on Prima Vista Boulevard. See alligators, birds, turtles and more. Visit their web site