Choctawhatchee Audubon events and programs for October

September 19, 2011

Photo credit: Prothonotary warbler by Walt Spence

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OCTOBER 6: MONTHLY MEETING: Birder fanciers and aspiring citizen scientists will find much to digest at the next meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society on  Thursday, October 6. Rick West, Coordinator of the Florida Ornithological Society’s “Breeding Bird Atlas of Florida II” project, will present an overview of this important work. This effort attempts to record the breeding distribution of all bird species in the state, and helps to detect changes in the distribution and abundance of various bird species. The meeting will be held in Room 128 of the Learning Resources Center (LRC 128) of the Niceville Campus of Northwest Florida State College. Refreshment, socializing, and announcements begin at 6:30 p.m, and the program begins at 7 p.m. The meeting is free and open to anyone with an interest in birds and nature. Call Walt  Spence at 850-582-7064 for more information.

OCTOBER 8: FIELD TRIP: Alan Knothe will lead a field trip to Ft. Pickens and the surrounding trails on the eastern end of Santa Rosa Island. Expect to see shore birds and migrating species which can’t be seen at other times of the year. Meet at Uptown Station at 8:00 AM. Call Alan at 850-200-6279

OCTOBER 15: BACK TO NATURE FESTIVAL: The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will be supporting this fun family event. We will be hosting a booth at the Celebrate Seaside portion of the festival on Oct. 15 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. For more info, or to volunteer, call Walt Spence at 850-582-7064.

OCTOBER 22: BIRD WALK: Dee Nickerson will lead a bird walk at the South Walton Courthouse Annex. Expect to see brown-headed nuthatches, eastern towhees, yellow-rumped warblers, and red-shouldered hawks. Meet at the Winn Dixie parking lot on State Road 20 in Bluewater Bay at 7:15 AM. For more information, call Walt Spence at 850-582-7064.