Choctawhatchee Audubon Society looking for shorebird count volunteers

July 6, 2010

Birds like this snowy plover are abundant in the Panhandle at sites along the Great Fla. Birding Trails. Photo by Jeff Gore and Nancy Douglass

Be a part of the Audubon bird count!

Choctawhatchee Audubon Society, encouraged by Audubon of Florida, is organizing weekly surveys of certain shorebirds along the Gulf Coast. Currently they are in need of volunteers for the State Park areas in Walton County.

A good pair of binoculars or a scope will allow counting of our shorebirds with minimum requirement for long walks in the sand.  The 28 species on the form attached will not be difficult to learn to identify, even for the inexperienced birder lover.  Please RSVP to Don Ware, bird count coordinator at

Use the following form to report your bird sightings: CAS Shorebird Survey Field Form

For more information call Don Ware at 850-862-6582.

    1. We are also looking for volunteers to cover six 2-4 mile sections of Walton beaches between the three State Parks. 850-862-6582

    1. I am doing Henderson Beach and Norreigo Point. All you have to do is get access to the beach at 3-4 stations, count what you can see from that position and then drive or walk to the next station. Walking the beach is up to you but not neccessary for most locations.

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