St. Lucie Audubon Society

Trip Reports

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April 5, 2014

Annual Bruce Bardsley Memorial Birdathon, St. Lucie County, 111 species and $800 raised.

Gray Catbird  

Mar. 8, 2014

Paleo Hammock Preserve & Surrounds, St. Lucie County, 10 birders and 40 species. Led by Luke Napodano and Dorothy Schultz.

Alto "Bud" Adams Jr  

Feb. 15, 2014

Breakfast at Adams Ranch, Western St. Lucie County, successful fundraiser

Lakeside Ranch STA  

Feb. 8, 2014

Lakeside Ranch Storm Treatment Area, 22 birders and 64 species. Led by John Nelson

Long-tailed Duck  

Jan. 4, 2014

Merritt Wildlife Refuge and Viera Wetlands, 26 birders and 96 species. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe, Sam Fried and Billi Wagner.

Merlin  

Dec. 7, 2013

Green Cay Wetlands, Palm Beach County, 8 birders and 58 species, including the La Sagra's Flycatcher, rarely seen in Florida. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe, Dorothy Schultz

Roseate Spoonbills  

Nov. 9, 2013

Summerlin Impoundment, Route 70, 12 birders, 50 species, led by Billi Wagner.

 

Oct. 5, 2013

Birding in Port St. Lucie, 11 birders, 27 species, led by Dorothy Schultz.

 

THE FOLLOWING TRIP REPORTS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO PDF FILES FOR EASIER STORAGE. MOST OF THE CONTAINED LINKS ARE INOPERABLE

March 9, 2013 -- West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Wetlands, Vero Beach, 12 birders, 49 species, led by Dan Walma

March 7, 2013 -- Special meeting at Kight Center with James Currie, world renowned birder and star of National Geographic Television's Birding Adventures. Estimated 200 attended.

Feb. 16, 2013 Bus tour and breakfast at Adams Ranch, Western St. Lucie County, 80 participants at this annual fund-raiser

Feb. 9, 2013 -- Green Cay and Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Palm Beach County, 26 birders, including some on their first field trips, and 60 species, including the La Sagra's Flycatcher, rarely seen in Florida. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe

Jan. 5, 2013 -- Merritt Wildlife Refuge and Viera Wetlands,21 birders and 78 species. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe.

Dec. 8, 2012 -- Indrio Savannas Preserve, Fort Pierce, Florida, 18 people, 36 species, including Florida Scrub Jays

Nov. 18, 2012 -- Tour of Storm Treatment Area 1, Wellington, Palm Beach County, 10 people, 68 species of birds. Led by Guide Chuck Weber from Everglades Audubon.

Oct. 6, 2012 -- Tour of Indian River on Capt Chop Lege's Boat, St. Lucie County, 17 people, 23 species of birds plus good views of manatees

Mar. 24, 2012 -- Pinelands Natural Area, western St. Lucie County, 19 birders and 44 species. Led by Sam Fried

Feb. 17, 2012 -- Breakfast at Adams Ranch, Western St. Lucie County, 80 participants

Feb. 4, 2012 -- Green Cay and Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Palm Beach County, 36 birders and 58 species.Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe

Jan. 7, 2012 -- Merritt Wildlife Refuge and Viera Wetlands, 21 birders and 84 species. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe.

Dec. 3, 2011 -- West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Wetlands, Vero Beach, 15 birders, 47 species, led by Dan Walma

Nov. 12, 2011 -- Indian River Boat Trip, Fort Pierce, with Capt. Chop Lege. Common Eider sighted

May 7, 2011—Indrio Savannas Preserve, Fort Pierce, Florida Scrub Jays and Bald Eagles

April. 9, 2011—Vero Beach Wetlands, Indian River County, 14 participants, 34 bird species

Mar. 16, 2011—Prairie Lakes (Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area), Kenansville, Osceola County, 72 bird species

Feb. 26, 2011—Painted and Indigo Buntings, Comer home, Fort Pierce, 22 participants

Feb. 19, 2011—Breakfast at Adams Ranch, Western St. Lucie County, 80 participants

Feb. 5, 2011—Green Cay Wetlands and Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Palm Beach County, 31 participants, 54 bird species

Jan. 8, 2011—Viera Wetlands, Brevard County, 24 participants, 65 bird species

Dec. 4, 2010—"Scrub Walk" at Walton Scrub Preserve, 12 participants

Nov. 6, 2010—Indian River County Wetlands in Vero Beach, 24 participants, 44 bird species

Oct. 9, 2010 —Boat ride on the Indian River in Fort Pierce with Capt. Chop Lege 

March 6, 2010—Indian River County (Vero) Wetlands, 13 members and 60 species.

Feb. 19, 2010—Breakfast and bus tour at Adams Ranch, Western St. Lucie County, 76 members.

Feb. 7, 2010—Green Cay and Wakodahatchee, 23 members, 60 species. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe.

Jan. 9, 2010—Viera Wetlands and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, 11 members, 68 species. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe.

Dec. 5, 2009—Everglades National Park. 15 members, 48 species.

Nov. 14, 2009—Stormwater Treatment Area 5, near Clewiston. Led by Dorothy Schultz, Hart & Jewel Rufe and Dan Walma. 72 species spotted.

May 9, 2009—Sebastian Inlet. Led by Dorothy Schultz. 20 species spotted

April 4, 2009—Indrio Wetlands, Fort Pierce. Led by Dan Walma. 24 species spotted

March 7, 2009—Vero Beach Waste Management Wetlands. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe. 55 species spotted.

Feb. 7, 2009—Green Cay and Wakodahatchee. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe. 57 species spotted.

Jan. 10, 2009—Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Led by Hank and Dotty Hull. 70 species spotted.

Feb. 9, 2008—Green Cay and Wakodahatchee. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe. 55 species spotted.

Jan. 5, 2008—Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Led by Hart and Jewel Rufe. 89 species spotted.