Category Archives: Birding

Explore birding opportunities in Walton County and surrounding area

Sandhill cranes winter in north Walton County

Winter visitors a welcome sight for local bird lovers For the last several years, migrating sandhill cranes have been spending the winter months in north Walton County in Paxton. Foraging in a wetland area and private pasture near Lake Jackson, … Continue reading

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Bike, hike, camp and horseback ride at Pine Log State Forest

Sand Pond Recreation Area in Ebro offers miles of trails to explore Looking for a fun place to take the family to explore nature? Head over to Pine Log State Forest for a day of hiking, biking or horse back … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society December events

December 7: Monthly Meeting and Presentation:  Learn about the oldest and largest wildlife survey in the world and how you can help. Alan Knothe, the Chapter bird count coordinator, will speak on the history of the National Christmas Bird Count … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society November events

November 2: Monthly Meeting and Presentation:  “Australia: Birding the Land Down Under.” Lenny Fenimore, a local CAS member and widely traveled birder, will recount one of his recent international trips: the early evolution of avian life in Australia will be … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society October events

October 5: Monthly Meeting and Presentation:  “Water and Air Quality: A Challenge in Florida” by Eric Prince. Dr Prince will examine some of the critical air and water quality issues facing the state of Florida. He discusses the inadequacy of … Continue reading

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The swallow-tailed kite: Graceful raptors of our wetlands

Florida’s birding trail symbol is often spotted gliding around Walton County The swallow-tailed kite is a snack-food junkie if ever there was one. It spends most of the day aloft, eating on the run – catching bugs and eating them … Continue reading

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