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Walt Spence

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PROGRAMS, FIELD TRIPS September through December 2015


Field Trips and Program Meetings are free and open to the public. Field Trips begin near the specific birding site. Program meetings begin at 6:30 PM, and each night's program begins at 7:00. Where? Usually in Room 130 on the ground floor of the Student Services Center at Northwest FL State College main campus in Niceville. For more information, click our Facebook link or call Walt Spence at 850-582-7064.


November 5, THUR EVENING 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.


November 14, SAT. MORNING 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 7:30 AM at the public parking lot at the South-West end of the Destin Bridge (east end of Okaloosa Island on south side of Hwy 98). For more info, call Bruce at 305-359-5334.


November 21, SAT. MORNING BIRD WALK: BLUEWATER BAY and LAKE PIPPEN 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 (not to mention binoculars and friends). Call Carole Goodyear 850 897 2666 for more info. Meet 7:30 AM at Bluewater Winn Dixie under the sign, 4512 East Highway 20, Niceville.


December 12 AUDUBON CHRISTMAS PARTY: SAT. EVENING 5:30 PM at 4085 Bond Circle, Rocky Bayou, Niceville. Hosts: The Benners 850 678 6665. BYOB and a dish to share.


2015 CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - December 14 is the date. Alan Knothe 850 208 1780 coordinates our Audubon CBC circle in this worldwide citizen science event (all experience levels welcome). The 15-mile-diameter circle is centered 4 mi N of the Marler (Destin) Bridge over East Pass. Contact Alan to participate.