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, POSTPONED DUE TO HIGH WATER AT SITE

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015

Savannas Preserve State Park-- HAWKS BLUFF

Saturday, Dec. 5, 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 up close from the boardwalks. Leaders: Hart and Jewel Rufe. Hart is a published author and writer of the SLAS Hart Beat column. His photographs and articles are enjoyed by many.

Meet at the Burlington Store parking lot on St Lucie West Blvd, Port St Lucie at 6:00 AM. We will leave promptly 6:30 AM and meet up with Hart and Jewel at Green Cay. After the tour, we plan to get together at Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant, 1900 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

Hart will give us more info about the trip at the December SLAS meeting. For sign up, please contact Adella Blacka. You can also sign up at the meeting.
Cell: 856-261-8599. Email:

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015
  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

Breakfast and Tour at Adams Ranch. Details to come. Two groups.

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 Nature Cruises

Call River Lilly Cruises at 772-489-8344 for prices and reservations (required). The River Lilly leaves most days year-round from the River Park Marina on Prima Vista Boulevard. See alligators, birds, turtles and more. Visit their web site Deena and Dana have retired. Meet the new owners Ed and Steph Hamrick.