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FMW Audubon Field Trip to Fort Pickens, Gulf Islands National Seashore

April 11, 2020
  • Location: Fort Pickens - Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • 1400 Fort Pickens Road
  • Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
  • (850) 932-4792 phone
  • Time: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Admission: Free, but there is an entrance fee to to the park


Birding for migrants. Birding at Ft. Pickens can yield a wonderful array of both resident and migrant species under the right conditions! You can anticipate easy walking and good opportunities to find a variety of species this time of year with leaders Lucy and Bob Duncan. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the last parking lot before you enter Ft. Pickens (the Park West parking lot on the north side of the road, just past the pink condos which are at 1390 Ft. Pickens Road). If you have a National Parks visitors’ pass, be sure to bring it. We will finish by noon. You may wish to bring a picnic lunch along with water or snacks for the morning. The end time is approximate.

Field trips are open to the public and free of charge, but contributions are appreciated. All experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and/or a spotting scope. Sunscreen, insect protection, appropriate shoes, hat, water, and snacks or lunch are recommended on all trips. Please refrain from wearing scented cologne, perfumes or aftershave on field trips. It distracts from the experience in nature, and some participants are highly sensitive to it. Carpooling is encouraged.

Questions? Call Lucy Duncan at 932-4792 or email her at

Occasionally conditions require events to be cancelled. Please check our Facebook page or website for updates.