TAS Field Trips and Workshops Requiring Reservations
Photo courtesy of Brian Rapoza
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STA-1E Saturday, March 3, 2018
Audubon Society of the Everglades invites TAS to join them for a tour of Stormwater Treatment Area-1E in Wellington, Palm Beach County. For those planning to carpool, this trip is limited to 20 participants and reservations are required. No fee, but donations to ASE are accepted. Walkie-talkies are recommended. Lunch after the tour is on your own. To register for this trip, click here.
To register for the following workshop, email the Workshop Instructor:
Bird Photography Field & Classroom Workshop with Wildlife Author/Photographer Kirsten Hines Saturday, March 10 to Sunday, March 11, 2018
Join wildlife photographer, author and TAS board member Kirsten Hines for a 2-day Bird Photography adventure focused on enhancing the design elements and visual impact of the images you capture. The weekend's field component takes place at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach on Saturday, March 10. Participants then reconvene for classroom interaction on Sunday, March 11 at TAS's Steinberg Nature Center campus in South Miami. The curriculum is designed for intermediate photographers with a minimum 70mm lens (or beginners who know how to operate their camera beyond automatic settings). Class size is limited, preregistration is required to assure participation. Attendance both days is expected. Meeting times and other workshop details will be provided to registrants. Email Kirsten to register or if you have questions.
To register for the following tours or to receive detailed itineraries and applications, email Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator:
Ft. DeSoto Birding Saturday, April 21 to Monday, April 23, 2018
Brian Rapoza leads this three-day, two-night van trip to Ft. DeSoto and other spring migration hotspots in the Tampa Bay area. Stops en-route will include Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area, Oscar Scherer State Park and Celery Fields Regional Stormwater Facility. Fee: $450.00 per person double occupancy, $150.00 single supplement (includes hotel and van/gas). Reservations are required; application and fee are due by Saturday, March 24, 2018. E-mail Brian for an application or additional information.
Greece: Birding the Hellenic Republic Monday, May 14 to Monday, May 28, 2018
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Stefan Schlick and Paul Bithorn lead this two week birding tour to Greece, one of the most bird-rich corners of Europe. You’ll experience a fabulous blend of great birding, magnificent cultural sites, delicious food and breathtaking scenery. You’ll visit fantastic birding areas that include Mt. Parnassos, Delphi, Immitos Mountain, Schinas National Park, Evros Delta, the Dadia forest and Lake Kerkini. This comprehensive tour, which begins and ends in Athens, is designed for intermediate to advanced birders and is limited to twelve participants. Fee: $2,495.00 per person double occupancy; $500.00 single supplement. Fee includes all ground transportation, internal flight from Athens to Alexandroupoli, lodging, breakfasts, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leaders. Not included are airfare from your city of departure to Athens, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. Lunches and dinners will be eaten in local restaurants and are paid for by each participant. To view a detailed itinerary, click here. Reservations are required; application and fee are due by December 31, 2017. E-mail Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator, to request an application.
Brazil: The Pantanal and Amazon Tuesday, July 3 to Tuesday, July 17 , 2018
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The Pantanal, the name given to the vast wetlands of southwest Brazil and eastern Bolivia, is famous for its congregations of massive numbers of birds and mammals, making for easy and amazing wildlife watching. We'll combine a week in the northern Pantanal with a visit to the southern Amazon, where the birding is a little more challenging, although the rewards are perhaps greater. the Cristalino Jungle Lodge has its own private reserve with a mind-boggling bird list of nearly 600 species! This tour, led by Tropical Birding’s Andres Vasquez, is timed for the end of the Pantanal's dry season, when birds are often concentrated in the few remaining wet areas and mosquito numbers are at their lowest. This itinerary includes looking for Jaguars deep in the Pantanal, offering a very real chance to see the most magnificent mammal in the new world. This comprehensive tour, which begins and ends in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, involves two full weeks of birding, is designed for intermediate to advanced birders and is limited to eight participants. Fee: $6,850.00 per person double occupancy; $790.00 single supplement. Fee includes all ground transportation, internal flight from Cuiabá to Alta Florista, lodging, meals, entrance fees, excursions and the services of your skilled leader. Not included are airfare from your city of departure to Cuiabá, tips, laundry costs and other incidental expenses. To view a detailed itinerary, click here. Reservations are required; application and fee are due by December 31, 2017. E-mail Brian Rapoza, TAS Field Trip Coordinator, to request an application.