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Meetings, Events, and Field Trips for 2010-2011

eventsUnless otherwise noted, all general meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Calvin Hall at the Rockledge Presbyterian Church, 921 Rockledge Drive, Rockledge, FL. For additional information, send an e-mail message to Dee Fairbanks Simpson at DeeFairbanks@yahoo.com.

IMPORTANT: Due to the West Nile virus threat, be sure to bring mosquito repellent along on all field trips.

All field trips are open to the public and are free unless there is an admittance fee to the park. They are generally geared towards the beginner and intermediate birder, but all levels are welcomed. Binoculars are essential; insect repellent is a great idea to bring, note book and field guides may be helpful. Always dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Bring snack and fluids as needed. When ever possible, we try to carpool to the birding sites, so come prepared to drive or to easily transfer to another vehicle. For more info on these trips or other locations to bird watch, email Vicky Hamilton at vlh@bluegrass.net. (Please note new field trip leader!)

March
6
Cocoa Conservation Area.  Join us to explore this 180 acre newly established conservation area.  It is only open to the public via group tours by appointment.  Contact Vicky at vlh@bluegrass.net or leave message at 321-720-2993 to register.
12
Field trip to Viera Wetlands led by Ralph Bird. Meet 8:00 a.m. at entrance to the wetlands. For more information contact Ralph Bird at 321-631-1746.
18
General SCAS Meeting with guest speaker Andy Bankert
April
9
Observe a Migratory Bird Banding study with FIT assistant professor Christin Pruett, Ph.D. gathering data on the migratory stop-over use of the barrier island. We will be meeting at a site in Melbourne Beach and plan to be in place before daylight so as not to spook the birds.  Subject to weather conditions.  Contact Vicky at vlh@bluegrass.net or leave message at 321-720-2993 to register.
15
General SCAS Meeting with guest speaker Dean Pettit.
May
14
Spring North American Migratory bird count. Contact Matt Heyden and Lora Losi (mheyden716@aol.com) for details.
20
General SCAS Meeting Annual fundraising auction and potluck. The potluck starts at 6:30, with the auction at 7:30. Please contact a board member if you would like to donate to the auction.
September
17
Fall North American Migratory bird count. Contact Matt Heyden and Lora Losi (mheyden716@aol.com) for details.