Choctawhatchee Audubon activities for October 2015

September 20, 2015


OCTOBER 1: MONTHLY MEETING: Noted birder and videographer Malcolm Swan will present “Endangered Birds of America” with his amazing bird footage at our regular monthly meeting. Enjoy Malcom’s up-close views of interesting species and their entertaining behaviors that will educate, amuse, and delight.

The meeting will be held in Room 130 of the new Student Services Building at Northwest Fla. State College main campus in Niceville. Socializing begins at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00. Admission is free and open to the interested public. Call Walt Spence at 850-582-7064 for more information.

OCTOBER 3: FIELD TRIP TO FT. PICKENS and GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE: Join local ornithologist, Alan Knothe, for an adventure-packed day of birding in some of West Florida’s finest viewing locations. See shorebirds, fall migrants, and wading birds. Bring water, long pants, hat, good walking shoes, and binoculars. Meet at either Uptown Station at 7:00 AM or at Langdon Battery at 8:15. Call Alan at 850-208-1780 for more information. There is no charge, except for park entry fees.

OCTOBER 10: Come visit our booth at the EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS FESTIVAL at Live Oak Landing, 229 Pitts Ave., Freeport, beginning at 10 AM. This family festival centered on outdoor pursuits has a laid-back atmosphere and many different exhibitors in a gorgeous location. We’ll be using games to help children learn to identify birds, and will also offer hands-on instruction in the use of binoculars and spotting scopes. Audubon members who would like to volunteer to help should bring water, insect repellent, and a lawn chair. Call Lori Ceier for info about the Festival at 850-267-2064, and call Margaret Benner at 850-678-6665 to volunteer to help. No admission fee is required.

OCTOBER 17: BIRD WALK on NICEVILLE SHORELINES. Veteran birder, Lenny Fenimore, will lead a bird walk on the shores of various bayous in the Twin Cities area. We’ll be looking for ducks, raptors, and shorebirds. Wear closed-toe shoes and a hat, and bring binoculars or cameras if desired. Meet at Bayou Plaza Shopping Center, 500-700 W. John Sims Parkway, in front of the new Mattress Depot store at 7:30 AM. Call Lenny at 850-863-3039 for more info. No fee required.

Please note that the interested public is invited to all of the above events. Children are permitted if they are supervised by their parents.