Choctawhatchee Audubon September 2011 programs

August 15, 2011

Join the Choctawhatchee Audubon for birding education and field trips

The following are events and programs for the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society for the month of September:

SEPTEMBER 1: MONTHLY MEETING: Aspiring bird and nature photographers, and those who love the outdoors, will appreciate the program at the next meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society.

Skimmer photo courtesy Murray Cragin.

Award-winning avian photographer, Murray Cragin, will entertain and educate as he showcases his amazing photos. His presentation will include tips and techniques for finding and approaching subjects, as well as setting up shots. He will also demonstrate his equipment and and share his philosophy on bird photography. The meeting will be held at Room 128 of the Learning Resources Center of the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College. Socializing and announcements begin at 6:30 PM, with the program at 7:00 PM. The meeting is free and open to anyone with an interest in birds and nature. Call Walt Spence at 582-7064 for more info.

SEPTEMBER 10: BIRD WALK: Don Ware will lead a bird walk at the Okaloosa landfill and spray fields in Wright. This is one of the most prolific birding spots in the area for fall migrants and shore birds, and is the best place to see many different species. Meet at the Coach and Four Restaurant on Lewis Turner Blvd. at 8:30 AM. Bring a hat, water, sunscreen, insect repellant, and binoculars. For more info, call Don at 862-6582.

SEPTEMBER 17: NORTH AMERICAN MIGRATION COUNT: The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society needs volunteers for the North American Migration Count. No experience is necessary, just a love for birds and nature. Call Don Ware at 862-6582 for assignment to one of 14 parties of observers in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

SEPTEMBER 24: FIELD TRIP TO NAVARRE AND OPAL BEACHES: Join Nelda Seever for an exciting morning of viewing reddish egrets, black skimmers, plovers and other birds of the beaches. Meet at Uptown Station in Ft. Walton at 6:30 AM and at 7:15 AM at the entrance to the Navarre County Park at the foot of the Navarre Bridge on Santa Rosa Island. Bring sunscreen, hat, water, and long sleeves.