Our Mission: To preserve and protect the animals, plants, and natural communities
in Indian River County through advocacy, education, and public awareness.
FIELD TRIPS 2017 - 2018
For more information or to make reservations, please call 772-567-3520.
If you would like to lead a field trip for Pelican Island Audubon, please call 772-567-3520.
Click to view the lists of Pelican Island Audubon field trip bird sightings on eBird.

August 2017

August 24 - Thursday - Visit the Florida Museum of Natural History Butterfly Rainforest & Frogs! A Chorus of Colors exhibits in Gainesville - Travel in comfort in the new Pelican Island Audubon passenger van to visit these two natural history exhibits. The Butterfly Rainforest is a can’t-miss living exhibit that features hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds from around the world along with an assortment of other animals including turtles and fish to experience firsthand. Frogs! A Chorus of Colors is an interactive exhibition featuring fascinating living frogs, each adapted ingeniously for survival in locations around the world. Experience some of the most visually stunning, vocally pleasing and remarkably adaptable life forms on earth. Plan to leave Audubon House at 8:00AM and return at 7:30PM. Combined transportation and museum ticket is $25. Bring a bagged lunch or buy a meal on your own at the museum cafeteria. Limited to twelve participants. Click to sign up and pay online.

September 2017

October 2017

November 2017

November 11 - Saturday - Bee Gum Point - Guide: Jim Shea - Indian River Land Trust - Meet at 7:00 a.m.
at Bee Gum Point. This 111-acre property is one of the last unprotected wetlands on the barrier island and contains a mile of Indian River Lagoon shoreline. It is situated along the Atlantic Flyway, a major corridor for millions of migrating birds. DIRECTIONS: At the blinking light on A1A in Indian River Shores, turn west onto Fred Tuerk Drive and proceed to the end of road. Entrance is on the left by the electrical substation. Sign up online for this field trip. Click to signup online.

December 2017

December 2 - Saturday - Blue Cypress Conservation Area Kayak Trip - Guide: Steve Goff - Limited to five participants - Must supply own kayak (solo or tandem) - Participants must supply their own kayak (solo or tandem) and must not be afraid to paddle with alligators nearby in the water. Meet at Blue Cypress Conservation Area parking lot on County Road 512 at 7:30AM - Click to signup online.

January 2018

January 21 - Sunday - Orlando Wetlands Park - 25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas - Guides: Steve Goff
and Bill Loftus - Meet at the Chevron station on 512 near I-95 at 6:00AM - Click to signup online.

February 2018

DATE TBD - DAY TBD - Fort Drum Marsh Conservation Area - Guide: George Glenn - We will meet out at
the parking area near the first gate at Fort Drum at 7 AM. It is important that everyone try to
get there on time because we will enter through a gate that we will have to lock after driving
through. To get to the entrance to Fort Drum, go west on Rt. 60 as if you are heading to
Yeehaw Junction. The entrance is on the South side of the road, and is roughly 15 miles from
the I-95 interchange and right before you get to the "bend" in the Rt. 60 road. You do NOT go
all the way to Yeehaw Junction. Once you make the turn into Fort Drum access road, you will
travel around 1/2 mile to the gate. It's a single road so you don't have to worry about getting
lost. Everyone will be provided the combination to the gate lock so that if you decide you want
to quit the hike early, you will be able to leave when you want. Contact the field trip leader,
George Glenn, at 850-294-4586 if you need further directions, especially on the morning of the
field trip. Online signup coming soon.

March 2018

March 15 - Thursday - Combined Trip: Wakodahatchee Wetlands, 13026 Jog Road, Delray Beach, and Green Cay Nature Center, 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach - Guide: Bill Loftus - boardwalk over wetlands/expect to see numerous species of waterbirds and other wildlife - Meet at 6:00 a.m. at the TA Truck Stop, corner of SR 60 and 90th Avenue, for carpool. - Lunch at Flakowitz Deli or on your own - Return to Vero at approximately 5:00 p.m. - Click to signup online.

March 24 - Saturday - Kashi Ashram - Guide: Felicity Rask - Meet at 11155 Roseland Road, Sebastian at 7:00 a.m. Park in the event parking lot. - Approximately two miles of total walking through areas of hardwoods, pines, oaks, and a section along the St. Sebastian River - Mid-morning break at 10:30 a.m. - Includes tour of temples and an explantion of the Kashi mission - Tour ends at 12:30 or 1:00 p.m. - Click to signup online.

April 2018

April 14 - Saturday - Oxbow Eco-Center, 5400 North East St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie - Guide: Bill Loftus - Meet at the Center at 7:00 a.m. - Click to signup online.

May 2018