On Thursday, September 4, the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society will host a special program on the History of our Rivers and the Role of our Forests with a presentation by Barbara Albrecht, Volunteer Watershed Coordinator for the University of West Florida. Panhandle rivers and forests are biological treasures and are critical to the health of our estuaries and adjacent gulf waters. Albrecht is Founder and Director of the Panhandle Watershed Alliance and President of the Bream Fishermen’s Association.
The Choctawhatchee Audubon Society meets the first Thursday of the month in room 130 of the NWFSC Student Services Center at 6:30 PM. The program starts at 7 following conservation topics at 6:45. The meeting is open to the public. Contact Gary Parsons, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 850 699-0977 for additional information.
September 20: Bird Walk at the Ft. Walton holding ponds. Join experienced birder, Malcolm Mark Swan, for a bird walk at the most productive site for shorebird species in Okaloosa County. Also see ducks, wading birds, and various raptors. Meet at the Coach and Four Restaurant at 1313 N. Lewis Turner Blvd, FWB, at 7:30 AM. Bring a hat, water, sunscreen and insect repellent. Call Mark at 210-343-9082 for more info.
September 27: Bird Walk at Niceville bayous and spray fields. Lenny Fenimore will lead a bird walk in the Niceville area searching for a variety of water birds, migrating songbirds, and even Wild Turkeys. Bring a hat, sunscreen, and any spotting scopes or binoculars which you may wish to use, since some of the birds will be observed at longer ranges. Call Lennie at 850-863-2039 for more info.