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Limited Edition Field Trip Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

The Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR) is a wild and ecologically valuable place combining the primal with the high tech. Unfortunately it has recently come under the predatory gaze of developers and much of its primal nature is threatened. It is its primal nature that this field trip will explore. MINWR in winter is home to a wide variety of birds: waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, resident waders, and interesting songbirds including the threatened Florida Scrub-Jay.

This trip is limited to 15 people and has a cost of $10 per person per trip for Orange Audubon Society members and $15 per person for non-members. You can join Orange Audubon Society for $20 on the spot with membership forms your leader will have or print a membership form from the Orange Audubon Society website (from is near bottom left). Orange Audubon is a chapter of National Audubon Society, but we encourage you to join directly through our chapter as our chapter receives more of the membership fee for our local conservation and education projects.

Reservations for this "Limited Edition" field trip are required and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis the week prior to the trip. For trip questions or reservations call Bob Sanders at (407) 454-0542.

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  • Amy S

    What part of the refuge? I used to work there.

    February 18, 2014

  • Linda G.

    Bob Sanders is a wonderful guide, very knowledgable. My fellow birders were welcoming and friendly.

    February 18, 2014

  • Violet R.

    Son has car problems have to take him to work

    February 16, 2014

  • Amy S

    Do you welcome kids at this event?

    February 4, 2014

    • Deborah G.

      It's up to Bob. Give him a call.

      February 14, 2014

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