Our location for monthly membership meetings -- held the 3rd Thursday of Every Month -- is Hope Lutheran Church in Bradenton (address:

4635 26th Street West... just a few blocks south of Cortez Rd. Click Address above for a map.).

  • Meet and greet starts at 6:15 pm.
  • Member Meeting starts at 6:30pm -- includes Business / committee reports, announcements, etc.
  • The featured speaker starts at 7:00 and normally lasts about 30-45 minutes.

Refreshments are provided. Non-members are always welcome to come, meet us and enjoy some of the best programs about the great outdoors that you'll ever see.

Trip Registration

Birding Trips

There are a wide range of birding adventures every season. Some are a few hours, while others are day trips, and on occasion there are overnight trips to destinations much further outside Manatee County. You can see the complete list of birding adventures in our annual events brochure or on our digital calendar. Some trips do not require advance sign ups, some do and some require prepayment. When in doubt, call or email the trip leader listed in our annual brochure or on our digital calendar . For overnight trips, there maybe a sign up sheet at meetings before the trip or a digital sign up sheet online.

Remember, some trips have costs such as road / bridge tolls, park entrance fees, tram ride fees, overnight lodging, meals, etc.. IF you are carpooling, please be considerate & offer your driver funds to assist with cost of gas, mileage, tolls, etc..