Alachua Audubon Field Trip: Big Day! Sweetwater Wetlands Park and Beyond

  • When: Sunday, January 1, 2023,  8:00 am
  • Location: Sweetwater Wetlands Park 325 SW Williston Rd, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Sweetwater Admission $5 per car, $2 per person (bicyclists, pedestrians, buses)

Meet trip leader and chapter vice president Tim Hardin for the first birding trip of the year! Tim is the Alachua County Big Year record holder (263 total species in 2021) and an eBird reviewer for Alachua County.

We’ll first meet up at the parking lot of Sweetwater Wetlands Park (SWP) to start your year list off with a bang. Although this trip will begin at SWP, participants will have the option to progress to other sites based on input from Tim and the group (most likely follow-on destinations include Hague Dairy, Cellon Creek Blvd, and/or others like Cones Dike trail).

Tim anticipates that trip participants of this free guided birding trip can tally at least 100 different bird species by the end of the day but don’t be surprised if the day ends up with 120+ bird species seen or heard throughout the day.