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Welcome to the Meetup group for Seminole Audubon Society!  If you are interested in furthering your knowledge of birds, meeting other birders, and helping to conserve habitat for birds and other wildlife – then you are in the right spot.

The 2022-2023 season is September through April.  Program Meetings will be held the 2nd Sunday of the month during the season except for October and April.  In October, we will be participating in The Big Sit! in place of the meeting.  In April, the meeting will take place on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  Meetings will be held in the auditorium at UF IFAS Extension Seminole County, 250 West County Home Road, Sanford.  Each meeting will have a guest speaker.  Monthly field trips to local birding hotspots will be held September through April.

Information on upcoming Program Meetings and Field Trips can be found under the “Birding” tab of the Seminole Audubon Society website https://seminoleaudubon.org.  This information will also be published on Seminole Audubon Society | Facebook and Meetup.  You can also receive monthly reminders, The Jay (our newsletter), and other communications to your inbox by signing up on the banner at the top of our website homepage.

Please consider becoming a member or donating to support the work of Seminole Audubon Society.   Membership and donation information can be found at https://seminoleaudubon.org/membership

The Florida Scrub-Jay is the symbol of the Seminole Audubon Society.  It is the only bird species that lives exclusively in Florida.  It can be found in low-growing oak scrub and scrubby flatwoods.  The numbers of Florida Scrub-Jay are small due to development and habitat fragmentation, it is on the federal endangered species list.

Upcoming events (2)

The Big Sit! at Lake Jesup Park

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Join us for this annual, international bird count sponsored by the New Haven Bird Club. We will count all the birds we can see and hear from our 17-foot circle at Lake Jesup Park! All ages and levels of birders are welcome. Come for an hour or two or for the entire time. Bring your binoculars, chair, water, and snacks. 7 am -11 am. No restrooms are available at this park.
This event replaces our monthly meeting for October.
We welcome all those who would like to enjoy time in nature. This gathering is accessible for all including those who have a disability, persons with a mobility challenge, blind or low vision, deaf or hard of hearing, persons who are neurodivergent or persons with any other intellectual, developmental, or physical disability or concern.

Birding at Lake Jesup Wilderness Area

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Seminole Audubon Society’s Chuck Honaker will lead this 2-hour hike sponsored by Greenways & Natural Lands Division of Seminole County Leisure Services Department. The Lake Jesup Wilderness Area is an approximately 490-acre site located on the north shore of Lake Jesup west of State Road 417. The property was purchased for the purpose of preserving significant habitat to aid in the restoration of Lake Jesup. Trails cross floodplain marsh and hydric hammocks, where upland and wetland species of resident and migratory birds may be spotted.

The hike is $3 per person. Children must be 7 years or older and accompanied by an adult to attend.

The hike is limited to 18 persons and pre-registration is required. Follow directions for registration on page 4 of the Seminole Tracks Newsletter or register directly at Seminole County, FL Splash (myvscloud.com).
At second site, click on the Natural Lands Program image on the right side and then scroll down to Morning Birding Hike for October 22nd. Please call[masked] for more information.

Lake Jesup Wilderness Area
5951 S. Sanford Ave
Sanford, FL

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Birding at Lake Harney

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