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 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. Contact Dave Clausen at (907) 321-3701 for more information. Please visit our website at choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon.
February 16: Birdwalk at the Wright Landfill and Okaloosa Holding ponds. Join experienced birder Alan Knothe in an expedition to find ducks, waders, hawks and winter residents. Meet at Pepito’s parking lot, 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd at 7:30 AM. Wear closed toe shoes, a hat and possibly rain gear. Bring binoculars and/or a camera. Contact Alan at (850) 208-1780 for additional information. Please visit our website at choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon.