Field Trips
 
TRINITY BIRD COUNT – AREA 5: Lower Chain of Wetlands DATE: Saturday, February 18, TIME: 7:00 - 10:30 am, PLACE: Lower Chain of Wetlands, Dallas, TX, DIRECTIONS: Meet at the community park at 4899 Fellows Lane, Dallas, TX, DESCRIPTION: The Trinity Bird Count seeks to inventory the various bird species that use the Metroplex stretch of the Trinity River in order to inform bird habitat conservation and management along the river. Since 2011, birders have shared observations for more than 240 bird species! This project welcomes participation from everyone, from novices to a seasoned birders. Individual observations from solo birding are welcome, and guided groups counts are a great way for beginners to get involved. RSVP to Jane Ramberg at jane.ramberg@gmail.com 

 

SUNDAY, March 12, 2017, 7:30 AM - WHITE ROCK LAKE Field Trip with Chris Runk!   MEETING PLACE: Proceed to where West Lawther and White Rock Road intersect. At this point, you either go straight if coming south on W. Lawther or turn right if coming east on White Rock Road. You’ll go down the hill, under the jogging path and wind around past the guard house, filter building and sculling building. Park in the big lot where White Rock Road dead ends..

Description: Arrive promptly at 7:30 AM to join us for a field trip on foot at one of Dallas' prime birding locations. Expected species include resident and wintering waterfowl. Approximately 2 to 3 hours. No RVSP required. 

 

SUNDAY, April 23, 2017, 7:30 AM - WHITE ROCK LAKE Field Trip with Chris Runk!   MEETING PLACE: Proceed to where West Lawther and White Rock Road intersect. At this point, you either go straight if coming south on W. Lawther or turn right if coming east on White Rock Road. You’ll go down the hill, under the jogging path and wind around past the guard house, filter building and sculling building. Park in the big lot where White Rock Road dead ends..

Description: Arrive promptly at 7:30 AM to join us for a field trip on foot at one of Dallas' prime birding locations. Expected species include resident and wintering waterfowl. Approximately 2 to 3 hours. No RVSP required. 

 
 
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We’re official! The sign says it all.  Audubon Dallas is now part of "For the Love of the Lake", the group that truly loves White Rock Lake. We’re responsible for trash pick-up in the Old Fish Hatchery on a once-per-month basis, so I’ve added a few minutes to our bird walks in there on Sundays. Join us as the weather cools off and the winter birds arrive. Check the field trip schedule on this page for our monthly walks. Dates will also be posted on our Facebook page.  Above photo is of our November 13th "Field Trippers"!
 
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Field trips may be cancelled due to weather or for other reasons, at the discretion of the field trip leader. Notice of last minute changes will be posted, if possible, on the Late-Breaking News forum of the "Bird Talk" page. Be on time because trips will depart at the "meeting" time. Most field trips are free and open to everyone, beginners to veteran birders, however some may have an associated fee which will be indicated. Be sure to dress for the weather and conditions, bring food and drinks as indicated, and be prepared with insect repellent, sun block, and a hat. At press time, possible additional field trips are still in development, so please check the Field Trips page on the website regularly for updates.

NOTE: It is very important that you RSVP for each trip where it is required.

To ensure our members and visitors have maximum opportunities to observe birds and nature, Audubon Dallas, Fort Worth Audubon Society, and Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society have agreed to put links on our Field Trips pages to the web pages of the other chapters. To check out what the other chapters are planning, you can go to these links. Happy birding!

http://prairieandtimbers.org/fieldtrips.htm http://fwas.org