Oct 6: Monthly Meeting: Presentation: “eBird: A tool for collecting, sharing, and discovering data on birds around the world.” Bruce Purdy, eBird reviewer, will present a primer on the use of eBird Mobile. eBird is part of a system developed by the Cornell Ornithological Lab at Cornell University. You can use it on a smart phone to keep records of your own observations and to find out where you might find new birds or birding hotspots when traveling to a new city or region. You may want to go online and check it out before the meeting—it is cool!!!
The meeting will be held in room 130 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 PM. Admission is free and open to the public. Call or e-mail Dr Don Baltz at 225 252-2760, dbaltz@LSU.edu for more information
Oct 8: Bird Walk. Visit Fort Pickens Gulf Islands National Seashore led by local expert Alan Knothe. Meet at Uptown Station on Eglin Parkway at 7AM or the Langdon Battery Fort Pickens at 8:15. See migrating songbirds, shorebirds and raptors. Bring binoculars and wear closed toed shoes and long pants. Contact Alan at 850 208 1780 for details.
Oct 15: Nature Event: Explore the Outdoors Festival at Live Oak Landing in Freeport. Teach children how to identify birds and other wildlife using game cards and field guides. Check out the venues. Open from 10AM to 2 PM. Bring water, bug spray and a chair. Contact Lori Ceier at 850 267-2064 for details.
Oct 22: Bird Walk: Visit Veterans Park on Okaloosa Island by the Convention Center. Local expert Malcolm Mark Swan will lead you on a search for migrants, herons and waterfowl at one of the last remaining natural habitats on the Island. Contact Malcolm at 210 343-9082 and/or meet in the NE corner of the Convention Center Parking Lot at 7:30 AM. Wear closed toed shoes, long pants and bring binoculars and a camera.