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Choctawhatchee Audubon Society activities for February 2019

February 7:  Thursday evening program, Birds in the Balance: The Apalachicola River Water Wars by Dr R. Todd Engstrom, Research Associate, Tall Timbers Research Station.  Dr Engstrom will focus on the diverse habitats of the Apalachicola River basin, the birds that inhabit them and the environmental impact of the competition between Florida and Georgia over the allocation of the river’s water.  The powerpoint presentation will be held in room 308/309 of the Student Services Building 400 at the Northwest Florida...

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society activities for January 2019

January 10:  Thursday Evening Program. Eagles, hawks and falcons of eastern North America by Greg Greer, naturalist.  Greer will illustrate, identify the birds in free flight and during banding operations and present information on the behavior, migration and population dynamics of this extremely interesting group of raptors. The powerpoint presentation will be held in room 308/309 of the Student Services Building 400 at the Northwest Florida State College Niceville campus. Socializing begins at 6:30 PM and the program at 7:00...

Bird Walk at Panama City Beach Conservation Park Dec. 8

The Bay County Audubon Society is hosting a bird walk at Panama City Beach Conservation Park at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 8. This is the first of their bird walks in the park this season. Meet in the Park parking lot. This splendid park is slowly being transformed into wetlands due to discharge of treated wastewater and restoration of the habitat. This means more and more birds are being found there, including black-bellied whistling ducks. The bird list is up...

Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Dec. 12

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society on Dec. 12, 2018 from 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. for a guided bird walk.  Learn about the birds you are seeing in the park along the trails. There are a limited number of binoculars available at the park store that can be borrowed for the program. Due to the popularity of the summer bird walks, they are continuing in the second Wednesday of the month through December. This...

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society activities for December 2018

December 6: Thursday evening program. The Christmas Bird Count is the oldest and largest wildlife survey in the world. CAS Bird Count Coordinator, Alan Knothe, will give a history of past local bird counts as well as a preview of what to expect on this year’s count scheduled for December 17th.   All are welcome, from the most seasoned experts to beginners.  The program will be held in room 308/309 of the Student Services Building 400 at the Northwest Florida State...

Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Nov. 14

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society on Nov. 14, 2018 from 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. for a guided bird walk.  Learn about the birds you are seeing in the park along the trails. There are a limited number of binoculars available at the park store that can be borrowed for the program. Due to the popularity of the summer bird walks, they are continuing in the second Wednesday of the month through December. This...

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society activities for November 2018

Nov 1: Thursday evening program. Snakes of Eglin Air Force Base and Surrounding Areas by Emma Browning, wildlife Biologist with Eglin’s Virginia Tech support contract. Abstract: Snakes play a vital role in their environment and to human health. This presentation will give information about the snakes that you can find in your backyard, on a hike, or even crossing the road. We’ll examine their biology, habitat, identification tips, and steps you can take to coexist with your local snakes. The program...

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society Activities for October 2018

Oct 4: Program. “Beautiful Birds and Bugs of Boggy”. Walter Spence and Douglas Buck will present a slideshow of their unique and award-winning photos at this meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. The duo of Buck and Spence has been relentlessly recording the lives and innate charm of the birds and critters that populate local bayous for more than a decade. Their use of professional equipment from a canoe has yielded amazingly close and life-like vignettes of the behaviors of...

Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Oct. 10

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society on Oct. 10, 2018 from 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. for a guided bird walk.  Learn about the birds you are seeing in the park along the trails. There are a limited number of binoculars available at the park store that can be borrowed for the program. Due to the popularity of the summer bird walks, they are continuing in the second Wednesday of the month through December. This...

Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park Sept. 12

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society on September 12, 2018 from 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. for a guided bird walk.  Learn about the birds you are seeing in the park along the trails. There are a limited number of binoculars available at the park store that can be borrowed for the program. Due to the popularity of the summer bird walks, they are continuing in the second Wednesday of the month through December. This...