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ALL field trips are free and open to the public, except where indicated.


TRINITY BIRD COUNT EVENTS
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. For more information, including a map of count areas and how to share your observations via eBird, please visit the Trinity Bird Count page.

RESCHEDULED!
TRINITY BIRD COUNT – AREA 7

DATE: Monday, November 24
TIME: 9:00
PLACE: Joppa Preserve, Dallas, TX
DIRECTIONS: From I-45, exit Loop 12 and go east a short distance to where the right lane ends. Go right on Boat Ramp exit just past the Service Road exit. Park in the parking lot on the right.
RSVP to Janie Henderson at jhhwth@sbcglobal.net

TRINITY BIRD COUNT – AREA 3
DATE: Saturday, November 29
TIME:
7:30 - 10:30 am
PLACE: Pioneer Plaza (1428 Young St, Dallas, TX) & Santa Fe Trestle Trail
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Pioneer Plaza downtown at the parking lot on Young St. between Griffin and Field. We'll switch locations after that to the Santa Fe Trestle trailhead across the street from the 8th and Corinth rail station.
RSVP to Shannon Love at love.sp02@att.net


OWL PROWL at Cedar Ridge Preserve
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time:
7:30 PM
Meeting Place: Arrive promptly at 7:30 AM at the parking lot of Cedar Ridge Preserve, 7171 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.
Description: Bring water, and flash light. (Red cellophane to be provided.) Suggested donation is $3. Target species include Eastern Screech Owl. We will hike down Escarpment in a group to meet Ron Baughman by the pond with his owl calling equipment.
Contact Rose Mercer (rose_mercer@yahoo.com, 972-697-7783) or Ron Baughman (rebaughman@aol.com) if you have questions.


White Rock Lake - Sunset Bay & Spillway
Date: Tuesday, December 9

Times: 8:00 AM at Sunset Bay (behind Doctor's Hospital off Poppy Drive), 9:00 AM at the Spillway parking lot (on Winsted Drive off Garland Road).
Leader: Jim Varnum
Description: Informal birding. Everyone is invited from beginners to long-timers! Expect to see lots of waterbirds: Pelicans, herons and egrets, ducks, coots, gulls & terns. Also, wintering forest birds: robins, wrens, woodpeckers, chickadees, maybe a surprise bird or two. Approximately 2 to 3 hours. No RVSP required.


White Rock Lake & Old Fish Hatchery
Date: Sunday, December 14
Time:
7:30 AM
Leader: Chris Runk
Meeting Place: Parking lot off Winsted Drive by the Spillway.
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 winter residents and Gulls. Binoculars are necessary for this trip. Approximately 2 to 3 hours. No RVSP required.


BIRD WALK AT CEDAR RIDGE PRESERVE
DATE: Saturday, January 10, 2015
TIME:
8:00 AM
LEADER: CRP long time volunteer and Master Naturalist Jim Varnum
MEETING PLACE: Meet at the CRP Educational Building.
DESCRIPTION: Jim Varnum leads a leisurely walk through forest and field for young and old, novices and experts. Expect to see winter residents(woodpeckers, chickadees, titmice, yellow-rumped warblers, etc.), hawks, et al.Bring binoculars, bird guides. Dress for the weather of the day. Walk will last about 2 hours max.
DIRECTIONS: IH-20 west to Mountain Creek Pkwy. South 2.5 miles on Mountain Creek Pkwy to CRP on the right.
RSVP: 214-543-2055


THE COLOR OF WINTER NATURE WALK AT CEDAR RIDGE PRESERVE
DATE: Saturday, January 10, 2015
TIME:
10:00 AM
LEADER: CRP long time volunteer and Master Naturalist Jim Varnum
MEETING PLACE: Meet at the CRP Educational Building.
DESCRIPTION: Here’s an opportunity to get out of the house for a couple of hours and walk through forest and field to observe the Color of Winter - birds (black and white chickadees, yellow-rumped warblers, etc.), leaves (red and yellow), berries (red and blue), and maybe even some butterflies. Fun for adults and children. Bring binoculars. Dress for the weather of the day. Walk will last about 2 hours max.
DIRECTIONS: IH-20 west to Mountain Creek Pkwy. South 2.5 miles on Mountain Creek Pkwy to CRP on the right.
RSVP: 214-543-2055


White Rock Lake & Old Fish Hatchery
Date: Sunday, January 11
Time:
7:30 AM
Leader: Chris Runk
Meeting Place: Parking lot off Winsted Drive by the Spillway.
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 winter residents and Gulls. Binoculars are necessary for this trip. Approximately 2 to 3 hours. No RVSP required.


White Rock Lake - Sunset Bay & Spillway
Date: Tuesday, January 13

Times: 8:00 AM at Sunset Bay (behind Doctor's Hospital off Poppy Drive), 9:00 AM at the Spillway parking lot (on Winsted Drive off Garland Road).
Leader: Jim Varnum
Description: Informal birding. Everyone is invited from beginners to long-timers! Expect to see lots of waterbirds: Pelicans, herons and egrets, ducks, coots, gulls & terns. Also, wintering forest birds: robins, wrens, woodpeckers, chickadees, maybe a surprise bird or two. Approximately 2 to 3 hours. No RVSP required.


HAGERMAN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
DATE: Saturday, January 24
TIME:
9:00 AM
MEETING PLACE: Visitor Center, 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman, TX 75092
DESCRIPTION: Long-time birder Master Naturalist Jim Varnum leads a birding trip at Hagerman NWR in Grayson County, Everyone is invited from beginners to long-timers. Expect to see 40+ bird species including grebes, pelicans, geese, ducks (10 species), raptors, herons and egrets, other water birds, woodland and prairie birds. No charge. Dress for the weather of the day. Bring binoculars, bird guides, water, snacks, lunch.
RSVP not required, but appreciated, to Jim at jevarnum@aol.com or 214-543-2055 (cell). Ask about carpooling.
Hagerman website
Friends of Hagerman


White Rock Lake & Old Fish Hatchery
Date: Sunday, February 8
Time:
7:30 AM
Leader: Chris Runk
Meeting Place:
Parking lot off Winsted Drive by the Spillway.
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 winter residents and Gulls. Binoculars are necessary for this trip. Approximately 2 to 3 hours. No RVSP required.


White Rock Lake - Sunset Bay & Spillway
Date: Tuesday, February 10

Times: 8:00 AM at Sunset Bay (behind Doctor's Hospital off Poppy Drive), 9:00 AM at the Spillway parking lot (on Winsted Drive off Garland Road).
Leader: Jim Varnum
Description: Informal birding. Everyone is invited from beginners to long-timers! Expect to see lots of waterbirds: Pelicans, herons and egrets, ducks, coots, gulls & terns. Also, wintering forest birds: robins, wrens, woodpeckers, chickadees, maybe a surprise bird or two. Approximately 2 to 3 hours. No RVSP required.


White Rock Lake & Old Fish Hatchery
Date: Sunday, March 8
Time:
7:30 AM
Leader: Chris Runk
Meeting Place: Parking lot off Winsted Drive by the Spillway.
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.Binoculars are necessary for this trip. Approximately 2 to 3 hours. No RVSP required.


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. Let's go birding!

http://prairieandtimbers.org/fieldtrips.htm

http://fwas.org