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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Birding Opportunities at the Celery Fields

Dec 07, 2012 03:47PM


A new, free Bird Naturalist program has been created by the Sarasota Audubon Society. The project continues on a daily basis until April.
Sarasota Audubon Society volunteer Bird Naturalists are being stationed every day from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at the Celery Fields’ Palmer Blvd. Boardwalk. Their goal is to identify for visitors the native and migrating birds of the Celery Fields. Although still early in the program, 30 to 40 different bird species are being identified daily.
”Thirty SAS members are participating in the program but there is still room for more to join the team,” SAS Volunteer Coordinator Marcy Packer said.
SAS Bird Naturalists come equipped with their knowledge, enthusiasm, field guides, spotting scopes and Sarasota County Bird lists, which they are eager to share with visitors. In addition to the birds, they will also be able to identify some of the aquatic plants that can be seen from the Boardwalk.
Directions to the Celery Fields Palmer Boulevard Boardwalk: From I-75 take Fruitville Road East. Turn right at Coburn Road (by Fruitville Library). Follow Coburn Road past Ackerman Park (it becomes Apex) to Palmer Blvd. At Palmer turn left (East) and continue about one-fourth mile to parking lot on left at Gazebo near the hill. Walk across Palmer (South) to Boardwalk.
For more information about the SAS Celery Fields Bird Naturalist program contact Owen Comora
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