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Our walks and field trips are open to the public. These live experiences are offered with attention to National Audubon and local Guidelines to minimize exposure to COVID-19. In the field, we ask that participants wear masks to protect yourself and anyone near you. Please bring your own binoculars, spotting scopes (and water & snacks). Don't have binoculars? Many identifications are made on sounds and behavior. We will teach you how.


2022 January 22, SATURDAY MORNING BIRD WALK along the Niceville & Valparaiso Shorelines. Leader: Walt Spence, 850`582`7064. Meet 7:30 am in Skippers Furniture and Mattress parking lot, Bayou Plaza, 597 W John Sims Pkwy (light at Hwy 85) in western Niceville. Bring binoculars, scopes, and/or cameras. Walt is a knowledgeable birder, bird photographer and repository of local history which he enjoys sharing. It may be cold and windy along the shorelines so dress accordingly.


2022 February 12, SATURDAY FIELD TRIP to Conservation Park near Panama City. Leader Ron Houser 850`381`5651


2022 February 19, SAT FIELD TRIP: Freeport Birding Sites, Walton County. We meet leader Dee Nickerson 850`499`9269 at 7:30 AM at the Bluewater Bay Winn Dixie, 4512 East Highway 20, Niceville under the sign, or at 8:15 at the Publix parking lot, Rt 331, Freeport. We'll see early migrants, warblers and maybe a Northern Parula. Plan to have brunch together afterwards.


2022 February 26, SATURDAY BIRD FIELD TRIP to Little Creek Woods, North Walton County. Leader: Bob Reid, 850`768`1926. Meet 7:00 am in the CVS, Oak Creek Shopping Center parking lot, Niceville. We will look for Brown-headed Nuthatches among other species. Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes & hat. Bring sack lunch, camera, binoculars, and a friend or two.


2022 March 12, SATURDAY MORNING FIELD TRIP to the Destin Parks and Heron rookery. Join Bruce Purdy at 7:30 AM for short walks at multiple sites looking for spring migrants and Black-crowned Night-Herons . Wear closed shoes & hat. Bring your camera and a friend or two. MEETING PLACE TO BE DETERMINED. Wear closed shoes and a hat.


2022 March 26, SATURDAY MORNING BIRD FIELD TRIP to the Wright Landfill and the Okaloosa Holding Ponds. Leader: Malcolm Swan 210`452`4899 to text. Meet 7:30 am at Pepitos Restaurant, 1313 Lewis Turner Blvd. We will look for ducks, waders, hawks and migrants. Wear long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes, & hat. Bring camera and/or binoculars.


2022 April 9, SATURDAY, the ESTUARY FESTIVAL at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, Niceville. Contact: Samantha Linder 850`729`4915 or Margaret Benner 850`678`6665. Meet 9:00 am at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park Rt 20, Niceville. Spend a day in the Park teaching children about birds. Bring sack lunch and lawn chair.


2022 April 23, SATURDAY FIELD TRIP to Deer Lake.

CAS Newsletter Shorelines (PDF files):    Spring 2017     Winter 2016-17     Fall 2016     Spring 2016     Winter 2015-16

Some past trip reports (PDF files):    19 Nov 2016 in E Okaloosa Co   16 Apr 2016 at Veterans Park   19 Mar 2016 at 7 Pines Nursery