Category Archives: Birding

Explore birding opportunities in Walton County and surrounding area

Happy first day of spring!

Happy first day of springtime in Walton County. Head out along a trail in south Walton, the conradina is in bloom everywhere. Trail Maps: North Walton: NokuseTrail BayLoopTrail South Walton: TopsailHillStateParkTrail PointWashingtonTrail GreenwayTrail GraytonBeachTrails DeerLakeTrail

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society March 2015 events

March 5:  Monthly Meeting and Program: “Pollinators in Peril”, By Marie Harrison, author and contributing writer to Florida Gardening.  Marie will discuss the role of pollinators in local ecosystems, reasons for their decline, the importance of choosing native plants and … Continue reading

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Invite wintering wood ducks to your environment with a nesting box

Live along the water? Why not invited beautiful feathered friends to your environment. Wood ducks are one of the most colorful ducks in North America. Breeding males showcase an unbelievable combination of colors including a red bill and eyes, a … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society programs and events for February 2015

5 Feb: Monthly Meeting and Program:  “A Green Fire – a presentation of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic” by Professor Emeritus Don Baltz, Louisiana State University.  This Green Fire DVD explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold and … Continue reading

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Take a guided paddle tour of Western Lake with Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance

Dates/time: Feb. 10, Feb. 26, March 10, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 7, May 19 – 9 – 11:30 a.m. The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its … Continue reading

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Take a guided hike to Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Jan. 31

Date/time: Saturday January 31, 1-2 p.m. Coastal dune lakes are extremely unique and rare worldwide. Come join us as we hike through some of Topsail’s best ecosystems culminating with a stop at Campbell Lake. This is an approximately 3 mile … Continue reading

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Learn about WWII history and more in a guided tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve

Spring tours offered January through May The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA), in partnership with Northwest Florida State College, announces the spring season of its popular eco-tourism initiative, Eco Adventures of Walton County. Dates: Jan. 31, Feb. 11, Feb. 28, Mar. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Florida State Park’s First Day Hike event with a guided tour at Grayton Beach, Topsail Hill Preserve, or Rocky Bayou Jan. 1

Grayton Beach State Park Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Grayton Beach State Park would like to invite the public to start the New Year out with a little bit of fitness and learning about the flora and fauna of the … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee and Bay Audubon programs and events for January 2015

Choctawhatchee Audubon programs and events: 8 January: Monthly meeting and program “Adaptive Wild land Fire Management at Eglin AFB” by Brett Williams, Fire Management Office, Eglin AFB Florida.  The presentation will be an introduction to the importance of fire to … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon programs and events for December 2014

December 4: Monthly Meeting and Program: Pictorial Survey of Birds that are Rare or Difficult to Identify during the Christmas Bird Count by Alan Knothe, biologist.  The Christmas Bird Count is an internationally recognized survey monitoring the population of birds.  … Continue reading

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