Field Trip: January 29, 2021 - Friday
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
8 a.m. at the entrance at 2803 Lust Road, Apopka

Hernando Audubon

Hernando Audubon Society
Established 1959

We observe social distancing and masks are required.
Participation is limited so you must contact the trip leader to reserve your spot.

Trip Leaders: Lucille and Gwen
Email: or call 352-540-9746

Ash-throated Flycatcher, a rarity in this area, seen in 2018.     Photo | Rey Wells

Field Trip Guidelines
Fields trips are open to everyone interested in birding. Non-members are welcome.

To participate, please contact the trip leader
to confirm time and meeting place.

We suggest comfortable clothing, insect repellent, suncreen, and water or other suitable beverages.
Fulvous Whistling-Ducks                                                                         Photo | Rey Wells
Yellow Warbler, also a rarity at Lake Apopka                                           Photo | Kathie Rosse
Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is a one-way 11-mile dirt road, with pull-off areas where we can stop to look for birds. The entrance is located at 2803 Lust Road, Apopka.

Meet at the Wildlife Drive Trailhead at 8 a.m.

Directions for going to Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail when coming from Spring Hill or Brooksville:

Drive east on SR-50 to Groveland. Turn left on SR-19 and head northeast 9 miles. At CR-455 turn right and drive east 2.6 miles. At the traffic circle, turn north on CR-561. In 2.5 miles at Astatula, turn right on CR-48. When it ends in 4.2 miles, turn left at CR-448, and in 0.5 mile turn right to rejoin CR-48, called Duda Road, which then becomes Jones Avenue.
Continue east to US-441. In 3.1 miles, turn right on US-441, W. Orange Blossom Trail. As soon as you go under toll road 429 in 3.7 miles, turn right on CR-437, W. Orange Ave. In 2.1 miles, turn right on Lust Road. At the end of Lust Road, we will meet at the gate for Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive at 8 a.m.

When going to Lake Apopka Wildlife Trail from somewhere else, search Internet maps for your best route. Your destination is the gate at the west end of Lust Road in Apopka.

The GPS coordinates for the entrance are: N28.669183. W-81.561540  The address is 2803 Lust Road, Apopka.

Blue-winged Teal
Photo | Lucille Lane

Black-necked Stilt
Photo | Lucille Lane
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