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FIELD TRIPS

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.

TRINITY BIRD COUNT – AREA 1
DATE: Saturday, November 1
TIME:
7:45 - 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)
RSVP to Stephen Fuqua at Stephen@safnet.com.

TRINITY BIRD COUNT – AREA 5
DATE: Saturday, November 8
TIME:
7:00 - 10:30 am
PLACE: Lower Chain of Wetlands, Dallas, TX
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the old parking lot on the north side of Loop 12 (gate will be open). From I-45, exit Loop 12 and head east. Pass Central Expressway (Hwy 310). On Bridge, turn left into old parking lot (you will see the open gate).
RSVP to Jane Ramberg at jane.ramberg@gmail.com.

TRINITY BIRD COUNT – AREA 6

DATE: Saturday, November 8
TIME:
7:15 – 8:45 am
PLACE: Trinity River Audubon Center (6500 Great Trinity Forest Way, Dallas, TX)
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the reception desk.
RSVP to Ben Jones at bjones@audubon.org

TRINITY BIRD COUNT – AREA 7
DATE: Saturday, November 22
TIME:
7:30 - 10:30 am
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


White Rock Lake & Old Fish Hatchery
Date: Sunday, November 9
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, November 11

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.


TYLER STATE PARK
Date: Saturday, November 15
Time:
6:30 AM
Meeting Place: Arrive promptly at the parking lot at Sheplers on the southwest corner of Town East Mall in Mesquite, TX,
18500 LBJ Freeway, 75150. We will carpool from there.
Description: Bring lunch, water, etc. Entrance fee is $5 for adults or free for a carload if one passenger has an annual state park pass. Target species include Pileated and Red-headed Woodpeckers, and Brown-headed Nuthatches.
Contact Sheryll Barker (bebd@yahoo.com) 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.


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.


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