NOV 5: Monthly meeting and program: Respected local birder, Lenny Fenimore, will present a pictorial program entitled, “Birds of the New World” at the regular monthly meeting of the Choctawhatchee Audubon Society. It will focus on the evolution of bird families unique to the western hemisphere using images from his travels, along with photos provided by other birders. Lenny projects infectious enthusiasm for the subject, and leavens his narrative with droll humor and fascinating details.
The meeting will be held in Room 130 of the new Student Services Building at Northwest Fla. State College main campus in Niceville. Socializing begins at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00. Admission is free and open to the interested public. Call Walt Spence at 850-582-7064 for more information.
NOV 14: Bird Walk to E. Okaloosa Island Beaches: Join Bruce Purdy, an experienced local birder, for a bird-walk to the East Pass, West Jetty, and Gulf Beach. Expect to see shorebirds such as gulls, terns, plovers, and sandpipers, along with osprey, pelicans and Great Blue Herons. Bring sunscreen, a hat, closed toed shoes, camera, and a friend. Meet at the parking area at the S/W end of the Destin Bridge on Hwy 98 on Okaloosa Island at 7:30 AM. For more info, call Bruce at 305-359-5334.
NOV 21: Bird Walk in Bluewater Bay/Lake Pippin Area: Carol Goodyear, Chapter Past President, will lead a bird walk in the beautiful Bluewater Bay and Lake Pippen areas. Expect to see a wide variety of birds, including loons, ducks, shorebirds, ospreys and woodpeckers. Wear good walking shoes and bring a sack lunch. Meet at the Bluewater Winn Dixie parking lot under the sign at 7:30 AM. Call Carole at 850-897-2666 for more info.