Emeralda Marsh Field Trip
Citrus County Audubon Society has scheduled a birding field trip at Emeralda Marsh northeast of Leesburg for Friday, March 1, 2013. The public is welcome to attend. Preregistration is not necessary and participants with all levels of birding skills are welcome.
It begins at 8:00 am, will be mostly driving and easy walking and will last about 3-4 hours.
Emeralda Marsh is known for its varying habitats and 7,089-acre size. The marsh is a favorite for birding because of its diverse and immense habitats that are favorites of migrating birds. Its 4.3-mile wildlife drive is one of the things that separates this conservation area from other wildlife preserves. Built on dikes in the marsh, the drive provides unbelievable access to interior wetland habitats.
Some of the unusual birds we hope to see include: Purple Martin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Ring-necked Duck, Purple Gallinule, Northern Flicker, Painted Bunting, Greater Scaup, Red-tailed Hawk, and Marsh Wren.
To get travel time and directions from your home to the Field Trip location
click this link-> Emeralda Marsh
and then on the left side enter your address and click Directions.
You might want to print out the step-by-step directions to bring along.
The Carpool from McDonald's in Inverness will leave at 7:00 am sharp.
FRS Walkie-talkies are recommended (Channel 2).
To get travel time and directions from your home to the Carpool starting location
click this link-> McDonald's
and then on the left side enter your address and click Directions