Category Archives: Birding

Explore birding opportunities in Walton County and surrounding area

Choctawhatchee Audubon events for May 2014

May 1: Monthly Meeting and Program: “Caught on Camera: Butterflies and Moths,” MaryAnn Friedman, Butterfly Enthusiast. MaryAnn will present an amazing photographic collection of butterflies and moths with an emphasis on the many varieties of Florida Lepidoptera. Conservation issues, identification … Continue reading

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Take a guided canoe/kayak tour of Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 24

Time: 1 p.m. Campbell Lake is one of the most pristine coastal dune lakes in South Walton. This tour is an opportunity to experience it up-close. Participants will meet at Tram Stop One in the parking area behind the ranger … Continue reading

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Take a hike on the Florida Trail along Econfina Creek

Scenic vistas await the explorer Hiking the Florida Trail along the Econfina Creek just north of Panama City in Washington County is a must do for anyone who enjoys nature. This portion of the Trail in Northwest Florida runs along … Continue reading

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Explore nature at St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge

Have you ever wanted to step back in time and explore the natural beauty of Florida?  Pack yourself a lunch and head over to the undeveloped treasure chest that awaits you at the St. Vincent Island National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon April events

April 3: MONTHLY MEETING PROGRAM: “Optics for Birding” will be presented by local nature photographer and lifelong optics lover, Walt Spence. Spence will cover various types of binoculars and spotting scopes, and will also discuss their practical use. As this … Continue reading

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Take a guided historical tour of Coffeen Nature Preserve March 26

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Hosted by Choctawhathcee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours will introduce you to some very special places in South Walton.  Walton County’s extraordinary ecosystems are home to numerous and unusual native plants and animals. … Continue reading

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Take a guided tour of the coastal dune lakes March 18

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Join Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, UF/IFAS Extension, and Florida Sea Grant for natural resource tours to introduce participants to the Jewels of 30A – the coastal dune lakes of Walton County, Florida. Coastal dune lakes … Continue reading

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Bay County Audubon field trips for March 2014

Enjoy a bird watching field trip with the Bay County Audubon. Saturday, March 15 – Birdsong Nature Center near Thomasville, Ga. This is a joint field trip with members of the local chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, who … Continue reading

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Explore natural beauty along the Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve’s Garden of Eden Trail

Diverse ecosystems and stunning vistas await your discovery Get on your hiking boots, grab on to your trekking poles and head out to the Garden of Eden Trail. This 3.3 mi. steephead ravine and bluff in Bristol is one of … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society programs and Events for March, 2014

March 6: Monthly Meeting Program: “Beach-Nesting Birds: Florida’s Original Beach Babies” Join Bonnie Samuelsen, Project Manager for Audubon Florida’s Coastal Bird Stewardship Program for an amazing photo presentation on Florida’s Beach Nesting Birds. Learn about these rare and declining birds … Continue reading

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