Category Archives: Birding

Explore birding opportunities in Walton County and surrounding area

Learn about shorebirds at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 14

Date/time: Fri., Aug 14, 9 – 10 a.m. Each year thousands of birds use our shores as a rest stop on a larger migration and some even stay all year. This program on our local shorebirds will discuss what times … Continue reading







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Learn about coastal dune lakes at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Aug. 7

Date/time: Friday, Aug. 7, 9 – 10 a.m. Topsail Hill Preserve State Park invites you to an informational program on the rare coastal dune lakes found in the area. Two of these lakes can be found inside the protected area … Continue reading







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Take a guided rare plant walk in South Walton Aug. 8

The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be hosting a rare plant walk on Aug. 8 Tom Greene, a recognized authority on rare Florida plants, will lead a walk in the pine flatwoods of S. Walton County. See unusual and endangered species … Continue reading







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Ponce de Leon Springs State Park the perfect place for a family outing

Pack a lunch and take a cool dip in the springs Interested in exploring the perfect place to take the family and enjoy a swim in a spring? Pack up a picnic lunch and head over to Ponce de Leon … Continue reading







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Learn about the importance of native plants at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society meeting Aug. 6

“The Importance of Florida Native Plants to our Florida Bird Population,” a program by noted native plant specialist and owner of Seven Pines Native Plant Nursery, Dara Dobson, will be presented at the August meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. … Continue reading







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Enjoy a guided nature walk at Grayton Beach State Park May 14

Date/time: Thursday, May 14th at 9:00 a.m. Join Grayton Beach State Park Services Specialist Patrick Hartsfield for a guided nature walk of the Beach Dune Trail. Learn about the coastal dune lake, the Choctawhatchee beach mouse, and other flora and … Continue reading







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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society programs and events for May 2015

2 May 2015: Bird Walk: Veteran’s Park on Okaloosa Island. See this magnificent rookery and migrant stopover with veteran birder, Malcolm Swan. Swan will offer interpretation that is sure to increase your appreciation of this important environmental asset. Meet at … Continue reading







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

Spring tours offered in April and 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: April 25, May 6, May 16 … Continue reading







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Choctawhatchee Audubon activities for April 2015

April 2: Monthly meeting and Program: “A Photographic Essay on the Birds, Bugs, Reptiles and other local Beasties” by Walt Spence, Naturalist and Expert Photographer.  Spence will again dazzle his audience with a brilliant array of digital photographic imagery capturing … Continue reading







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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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