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Guided bird walk at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park March 13

Join Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society on Wed., March 13 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. This program is...

Sandhill cranes winter in north Walton County

Winter visitors a welcome sight for local bird lovers For the last several years, migrating sandhill cranes have been spending the winter months in north Walton County in Paxton. Foraging in a wetland area and private pasture near Lake Jackson, more than 24 sandhill cranes spend several months in the area every year. Typically migrating in mid-December and staying until mid-March, the cranes are a welcome sight. With a wingspan of 73 inches and standing more than 41 inches tall,...

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society activities for March 2019

March 7:  Thursday evening program.  The Amazon River on a Cruise by Dr. Neil Lamb, Bay County Audubon Society.  Join Dr Lamb in a world class birding and photography tour up the spectacular Amazon from the mouth to the headwaters.  Dr Lamb is a life-long birder with 5000 species in his life-list.  He is a retired Air Force Medical Entomologist with a PhD from Cornell University. The powerpoint presentation will be held in room 308/309 of the Student Services Building...

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...