Field Trips
 

 

SATURDAY, August 19, 2017, SUNRISE (half day) - SOUTHSIDE WATER TREATMENT PLANT  

Directions: At the junction of 175 and 635 (LBJ). Turn SE toward Kaufman. Go to the third side road - Beltline. Turn SE or right onto Beltline. Go 1.5 miles to the parking lot outside the entrance and meet Bob there. Description: The Southside Water Treatment Plant cleans about 50 million gallons of water daily, to return to the Trinity River. Its wetlands and surrounding area provide a welcome refuge to migratory and local birds, many of which are seldom seen in Dallas. We will focus on shorebirds, raptors and wading birds. This trip is limited to 15 people due to security concerns.

RSVP Required! If you’re interested, you need to RSVP to Bob Stone by July 28. Email the following information to Bob at rgstone@sbcglobal.net using the following format with your information:  

ROBERT STONE

9135 COCHRAN HEIGHTS DRIVE, DALLAS, TEXAS 75220

E-MAIL; rgstone@sbcgobal.net

PHONE; 214-287-9940

 

SUNDAY, August 27, 2017, TRINITY BIRD COUNT - AREA 18:CLEAR FORK TRINITY RIVER  

Time: 7:30-9:00 am

Meeting Place: Between 7:00 - 7:30 am meet for coffee at Starbucks, Trinity Commons, 3000 S Hulen St #143, Fort Worth, TX 76109 (near Wild Bird Center)

Location: Clear Fork Trinity River. We will park on Bellaire near the bridge that crosses the tributary of the river. The trail is a paved. Google maps calls it Fort Worth Branch Trinity Trails System. From there we will walk along the river to just under the bridge at the Chisholm Trail Parkway (Toll Road). We are across the river from the Press Cafe and future home of "The Shops at Clear Fork"

Please RSVP to Tom Haase at tom.haase@sbcglobal.net or 817-229-4987. Let Tom know whether you will meet him at Starbucks or at the trail.

 

SUNDAY, September 3, 2017, WHITE ROCK LAKE OLD FISH HATCHERY with Chris Runk  

Meeting Place: Proceed to where West Lawther and White Rock Road intersect. At this point you either go straight, if going south on West Lawther, or turn right if going east on White Rock Road. 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 for a field trip, approximately 2-3 hours, on foot at one of Dallas' prime birding locations. We will pick up litter along our bird walk. Chris will supply the materials, 2 bags and a grabber pole, that's all we'll need.

No RSVP required.  

 

SATURDAY, January 20, 2018,SUNRISE (half day) - SOUTHSIDE WATER TREATMENT PLANT!  

Directions: At the junction of 175 and 635 (LBJ). Turn SE toward Kaufman. Go to the third side road - Beltline. Turn SE or right onto Beltline. Go 1.5 miles to the parking lot outside the entrance and meet Bob there. Description: The Southside Water Treatment Plant cleans about 50 million gallons of water daily, to return to the Trinity River. Its wetlands and surrounding area provide a welcome refuge to migratory and local birds, many of which are seldom seen in Dallas. We will focus on shorebirds, raptors and wading birds. This trip is limited to 15 people due to security concerns.

RSVP Required! If you’re interested, you need to RSVP to Bob Stone by December 29, 2017. Email the following information to Bob at rgstone@sbcglobal.net using the following format with your information:  

ROBERT STONE

9135 COCHRAN HEIGHTS DRIVE, DALLAS, TEXAS 75220

E-MAIL; rgstone@sbcgobal.net

PHONE; 214-287-9940

 
 
We’re official! 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. Check the field trip schedule above for our monthly walks. Dates are also posted on our Facebook page.  
 
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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 THIS PAGE, the CALENDAR and 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. 

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