Category Archives: Birding

Explore birding opportunities in Walton County and surrounding area

Explore Laidlaw Plantation Sanctuary in Vernon May 14

The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be hosted by the Bay County Audubon Chapter at their 400 acre Laidlaw Plantation Sanctuary on May 14. Meet at 7 a.m. in the CVS parking lot in Niceville’s Oak Creek Shopping center. Laidlaw Plantation … Continue reading






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Chipola Feather Fest April 15 – 18

Join in for a 4-day celebration of birds and wildlife in the beautiful Florida Panhandle, home to the world’s largest population of Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. The Chipola Feather Fest will provide you with the opportunity to see this iconic species plus … Continue reading






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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society events for February and March 2016

February 27: Bird Walk at FWB Landfill.   Alan Knothe, Choctawhatchee Audubon Society President and resident birding expert, will lead a walk at the FWB landfill, an area noted for it’s abundance and diversity of birds. Meet at Pepitos, 1313 … Continue reading






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Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 12-15, 2016

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Since then, more … Continue reading






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Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance announces spring eco adventures

The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) of Northwest Florida State College announces the spring 2016 session of its award winning eco-tourism initiative, Discover Roads Less Traveled: Eco-Adventures of Walton County. Led by local experts and professional naturalists, Discover Roads Less Traveled … Continue reading






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Owls – Florida’s remarkable nocturnal birds of prey

According to the Florida Audubon Society, Florida is the year-round home to six (6) species of owls and four (4*) occasional visitors such as the striking Snowy Owl. These owls are listed in the Audubon of Florida Checklist of Florida … Continue reading






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Explore outdoor recreation along northwest Florida’s Econfina Creek

Paddling, hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting within 41,363 acres Imagine paddling along a creek lined with fern draped limestone rocks, dipping in a cool spring, hiking along a trail bluff dotted with wild azaleas, mountain laurel, and the … Continue reading






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