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FIELD TRIPS

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


TRINITY BIRD COUNT – AREA 1
DATE: Saturday, August 23
TIME: 7:30 - 10:30 am
PLACE: Bird’s Fort Trail Park, Campion Trail, Irving, TX
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Bird Fort Trail Park (5756 Riverside Dr., Irving, 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. For more information, including a map of count areas and how to share your observations via eBird, please visit the Trinity Bird Count page.
RSVP to Stephen Fuqua at Stephen@safnet.com


TRINITY BIRD COUNT - AREA 3
DATE: Saturday, August 30
TIME: 7:00 - 10:00am
PLACE: Lake Cliff Park and Trinity Levees, 1200 N Zang Blvd., Dallas, TX 75203
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Lake Cliff Park along the N. Crawford St. side of the park. About an hour and a half there followed by another hour and a half at a location in the flood plain between the levees (site TBD depending on availability of water and lack of construction activity).
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. For more information, including a map of count areas and how to share your observations via eBird, please visit the Trinity Bird Count page.
RSVP to Shannon Love at love.sp02@att.net


DAINGERFIELD STATE PARK
DATE: Saturday, September 20
TIME: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
LEADER: Join Ron Baughman, Master Birder and Audubon Dallas Board Member, on this Field Trip and enjoy lots of birding and hawk-watching.
MEETING PLACE: We will car pool from Bass Pro Shop, 5001 Bass Pro Drive, Garland, TX 75043. From 1-30 East take Exit 62 and meet at the Garland Police oversight tower in the parking lot. We will leave by 7:30 AM, arrive at the park by about 10:00, leave the park around 3:00, and return by 5:30.
DESCRIPTION: Daingerfield State Park is on the Mississippi flyway, and often sees good Broadwing Hawk migration numbers during the last two weeks of September. Daily counts have been as high as 3500! This is annual event for Tyler Audubon, and we have assurance
from them that we are welcome. There is a $4 per person admission fee to the park. Participants should bring lunch, snacks, beverages and lawn chairs. Daingerfield is listed as #125 in the Texas Prairies & Piney Woods-East Wildlife Trails map, part of the Lake O' The Pines trail.
In case of inclement weather, trip will be rescheduled for Saturday, September 27.


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