November 7: Thursday Evening Program:
Hurricane Michael: Challenges and Benefits to Shorebirds by Raya Pruner
Although Hurricane Michael in October 2018 was devastating to residents of the Florida Panhandle, it actually had some positive effects on our local shorebirds. Come hear Raya Pruner of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission speak on how this historic hurricane impacted threatened shorebirds such as plovers, terns, and black skimmers.
The presentation will be held in room 302 of the Student Services Center 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 their Facebook page at Choctawhatchee Audubon .
November 16: Join leader Malcolm Swan, 210-452-4899, at 7:30 AM for a bird walk to the Destin East Pass, West Jetty, and Gulf Beach. Discover multiple species of gulls, terns and shorebirds. Meet at the public parking lot at the southwest end of the Marler (Destin) Bridge (east end of Okaloosa Island on south side of Hwy 98). Bring binoculars and/or camera, wear closed toed shoes, long pants, and a hat. Be sure to have your updated Eglin Beach Permit. See choctawhatcheeaudubon.org for directions to obtain the free permit.