Field Trip: February 7, 2019 - Thursday
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and
Canaveral National Seashore

Hernando Audubon
Society

Established 1959


Painted Buntings | Wally Handeland
Male (above); Female (at left)

Trip leader:
Eileen Riccio
 naturecoastbirder5@yahoo.com

At 8 a.m. meet at Parrish Park, A. Max Brewer Parkway, Titusville.
(Map at bottom of page)

Right after crossing the bridge, look on the left for the boat ramp and restrooms. Just after that, also on the left (north side), there is a small beach and parking area. We meet here, caravan, and stop at two places nearby. We then proceed to Black Point Drive ($10/per vehicle or Golden Age pass), a seven-mile drive with numerous areas to stop. There are restrooms approximately at the half-way point. After Black Point Drive, there is a nice restaurant nearby,  or you can bring your own lunch.

After lunch we proceed to Canaveral National Seashore where we will look for shorebirds and watch the Northern Gannets diving just offshore. The final stop is at the Visitor Center, where we watch the feeders and hope to see Painted Buntings.

The $10.00 fee per vehicle (or Golden Age Pass) for Black Point Drive is also valid if used on the same day for entry to Canaveral National Seashore. This trip will last between six and eight hours.
Field Trip Guidelines:

Fields trips are open to everyone interested in
birding. Non-members
are welcome.
To participate, contact the
trip leader
to confirm
time and meeting place.
We suggest comfortable clothing, insect repellent, suncreen, and water or
other suitable beverages.
Field Trip Guidelines:

Fields trips are open to everyone interested in
birding. Non-members
are welcome.
To participate, contact the
trip leader
to confirm
time and meeting place.
We suggest comfortable clothing, insect repellent, suncreen, and water or
other suitable beverages.
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