Program: March 1: Florida is for the Snowbirds…and wintering Shorebirds. By Dr. Caroline Stahala, Panhandle Shorebird Program Manager. When winter comes around it’s best to head south for some warmer weather. Humans do it and so do our feathered friends! Dr. Stahala will discuss some of our local winter shorebirds, who are they, where can they be found but also what are we doing to learn more about them and how you might participate in her projects. Also on the agenda is Emily McKiddy, Panhandle Rooftop Nesting Coordinator. McKiddy needs help fencing rooftops to protect nestling shorebirds and volunteers to monitor the success of adult rooftop nesters. It is fun and informative!
The program will be held in room 302 (changed from 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. Call or e-mail Dr Don Baltz at (225) 252-2760, dbaltz@LSU.edu for more information. Please visit our website at Choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Face book page at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society.
March 10: Bird Walk to Fuller Lake Coffeen Nature Preserve and Four Mile Village in South Walton County. Join resident Jim Wilson and birder Bruce Purdy in an expedition through this historic site. Meet at Silver Sands Shopping Center at traffic light, behind Starbucks at 7:30 AM. Call Bruce at (305) 926-6030 for details. Wear closed toed shoes and bring a sack lunch. Please visit our website at Choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Face book page at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society.
March 17: Field Trip to Bay Audubon’s Laidlaw Preserve. Join leader Dr Neil Lamb and members of the Bay and Choctawhatchee Audubon Society at a 300 acre preserve in Bay County. Meet at the CVS parking lot Hwy 20 Oak Creek Shopping Center in Niceville at 7:00 AM or the Publix Parking Lot in Freeport at 7:30. Wear closed toed shoes and long pants bring sack lunch. Contact Dr Lamb at (850) 814-1276 for additional information. Please visit our website at Choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society.
March 31: Bird Walk. Join Bruce Purdy in a birding tour of the parks on the north shore of Destin bordering Choctawhatchee Bay. Meet at the CVS parking lot at the corner of HY 98 and Main St Destin opposite Regions Bank at 7:30AM. Be prepared to carpool. Wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Bring binoculars and scopes. Contact Bruce at (305) 926- 6030 for details. Please visit our website at Choctawhatcheeaudubon.org and our Face book page at Choctawhatchee Audubon Society.