Venice Area Birding Association (VABA) is a group of folks who want to enjoy the environment and nature without the cumbersome politics of an organized group. Birding field trips will be posted here along with a few photos.
Some of the field trips will have maximum attendance numbers. Please register with the trip leaders.
Venice Area Birding Association - VABA
Good birding!  
Trips may be subject to last minute additions and changes - please check back regularly! Please RSVP TO THE LEADERS of ALL TRIPS and please cancel with the trip leader if you are not able to attend at least 24 hours before the trip.
Trip Leaders: Please find drivers for you trips.
Car pools this year FOR ALL TRIPS will be from: Englewood/Rotonda area- Publix shopping center on the Rte. 776 side. 
 Venice - Home Depot - Jacaranda Side near garden center.
  ALL TRIPS MEET AT 8:00 AM - unless otherwise stated
 The VABA Planners have met and have created a new year of birding field trips.  
 Each leader plans their own trip. 

 Remember...sign up with the TRIP LEADER if you wish to attend. Some trips will have limited attendance.
 Please...offer your driver funds for gas.

There could be impromptu trips planned at any time, so stay in touch.

2015 - 2016 VABA FIELD TRIPS


ATTENTION  - IMPORTANT INFO!!! We will meet at HOME DEPOT parking lot in Venice on the JACARANDA side near the garden center at 8:00 AM OR we will meet at PUBLIX parking lot at Rte. 776 and Gaspirilla Rd on the 776 side in Rotonda.ALL trips: Bring WATER, insect repellent, sun tan lotion, snacks, binoculars and lunch when designated. Meeting places may change due to trip locations. Check back on this site. YOU MUST NOTIFY trip leaders as to where you will meet for car pooling. For Info Email –Abbie       Deb  Steve –                


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Tuesday, Sept. 15 - PINECRAFT -Leader,  Deb Johnson Lunch TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 16 - PINECRAFT - Leader, Deb Johnson Lunch TBA

 Wednesday, October 14 - CELERY FIELDS, Leader Andy White   Lunch TBA 10 Participants   10 Participants

Thursday, October 22 LAUREL LANDFILL - Leader, Lou Kovach -  Lunch TBA   12 participants  FILLED

 Tuesday, October 27 DEER PRAIRIE CREEK North, leaders, Steve Freedman/Andy White   Lunch TBA 10 participants

Friday, November 6   WILDFLOWER PRESERVE Leader, Abbie Banks with Tom and Gayle Duch  Lunch TBA

Tuesday, November 10 North and South LIDO BEACH  leader, Deb Johnson

Friday,November 13   LEMON BAY BOAT TRIP   Leader, Don Rippeon - - TRIP FILLED - -Waiting list, possible second trip another day.

Thursday, November 19 ROTHENBACH PARK Leaders Steve and Andy

Monday,  November 23 Sarasota Sanitary Landfill  Leader TBA 

Friday,  December 4 CURRY CREEK  Leader Steve Freedman Lunch TBA

 Wednesday, December 9  OLLIES POND Leader Kate Borduas kateborduas@gmail.comLunch TBA

Tuesday, December 15 BUNCHE + DING Leaders Abbie and Don Lunch at  Schnappers or BYO    TRIP FILLED.



Wednesday, January 6 COCKROACH BAY  Leaders Steve and Andy White  Lunch TBA

Tuesday, January 12  South Venice LEMON BAY PRESERVE  Leaders, Robert Kraft + Christine Dukes  Lunch TBA

Thursday, January 21 MYAKKA STATE PARK  Leader  Margaret Dunson  Lunch at the park restaurant or BYO   TRIP FILLED

Tuesday,  January 26 AND
Thursday, January  28 trips to FORT DeSOTO  Leader  
TuesdayDeb Johnson   BYO Lunch

Tuesday,  February 2 DEER PRAIRIE CREEK (South)  Leaders Steve Freedman and Andy white  Lunch TBA

Thursday, February 11  CIRCLE B BAR Preserve  Leaders Abbie and Don Limit 12  Lunch TBA

Wednesday February 17  SAWGRASS LAKE  Leaders Christine Dukes and Robert Kraft

Wednesday, February 24  BABCOCK WEBB  Leader Deb Johnson  Lunch TBA

THURSDAY March 3  Myakka Island Point with Nancy Edmondson. Leader Steve Freedman

Wednesday - Friday  March 16-18 MERRITT and OWP  Leaders  Abbie and Don Limit 12

March 21-24 -TBA Celery Field Andy White

Tuesday - March 29 Felts - Steve Freedman and Andy White.

Friday -April 1- Stump Pass - Rhea Guertin   -

Monday - April 4  Pinecraft - Deb Johnson

Tuesday - April 5 Fort De Soto - Deb Johnson


Thursday - April 7 - Pinecraft - Deb Johnson

Monday - April 11 Pinecraft - Deb Johnson

Wednesday April 13 Fort De Soto - Deb Johnson

Friday -April 15 - Pinecraft - Deb Johnson

April 18/22 Randall research Center and Owls and Butterflies. - Abbie Banks and Don Rippeon -
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