Category Archives: Birding

Explore birding opportunities in Walton County and surrounding area

Historical tour of Coffee Nature Preserve Nov. 12

Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Explore the Coffeen Nature Preserve and its history of World War II missile testing. The 220-acre … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society programs and events for November 2014

November 1: Field Trip to Laidlaw Preserve: Ron Houser of the Bay County Audubon Society will host a tour of the magnificent Laidlaw Preserve north of Vernon, FL. A wide variety of habitats ensure an interesting trip. Meet at the … Continue reading

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Explore the scenic beauty of Dead Lakes in Wewahitchka, Florida

Interested in a unique paddling, boating and great fishing opportunities? Head over to Wewahitchka, Florida and explore the beautiful Dead Lakes area. The 6,700-acre Dead Lakes offer an abundance of great fishing for largemouth bass, crappie, shellcracker, bream, and catfish. … Continue reading

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Keep your eyes to the sky for white pelicans migrating through Northwest Florida

By Stan Kirkland, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission One of the many benefits of living in the Florida panhandle and particularly near the coast is the vast variety of wildlife we often see. Daily, you’re apt to see bald … Continue reading

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New ebook offers Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail version for the Panhandle

This Kindle guide covers 78 sites within the Panhandle Section of the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT). The Panhandle Section of the GFWBT spans 16 counties, from the Perdido River on the Alabama border to the Aucilla River … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of south Walton’s coastal dune lakes Oct. 16

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Brooke Saari, UF/IFAS Sea Grant Extension Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This educational tour will introduce participants … Continue reading

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Back To Nature Festival, benefit for South Walton Community Council at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 19

Silent auction items available for viewing at Seaside merchants Oct. 17-18 South Walton Community Council is hosting its 13th annual Back To Nature Festival at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Oct. 19. Fall is approaching and what could be … Continue reading

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Enjoy migrating hummingbirds in Northwest Florida this fall

Fill up your feeders and enjoy a hummer show! Between now and early spring, rare hummingbird species from out West turn up in Florida on their way to their winter homes in the tropics. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are year-round residents throughout … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon programs and events for October

Join the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society at one of their programs or events in Northwest Florida. October 2: Program: The Bird Life of New Zealand will be presented by master birder, Lenny Fennimore at the regular monthly meeting. Lenny is a … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of south Walton’s coastal dune lakes Sept. 16

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in Walton county. Guide: Brooke Saari, UF/IFAS Sea Grant Extension Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This educational tour will introduce participants … Continue reading

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