Eco-Tour: Birding of Walton County
Join biologist Alan Knothe each Saturday in SEPT & OCT (excluding OCT 18) for Birding of Walton County tours from 7:30-11:30am.
The Florida Panhandle offers some of the country’s best birding opportunities. Walton County is rich in migrant and resident species. Shorebird migration is going strong in September and songbirds and raptors peak in October. The renowned tour guide is Alan Knothe a trained biologist that has taught birding and naturalist courses for over 20 year in the Florida Panhandle. You will not only see a vast array of species on these tours, but you will also learn all the secrets to identifying them by sight, sound and behavior.
Please bring a pair of binoculars and your favorite birding guidebook. (A limited number of loaner binoculars are available). Other recommended items to bring are drinking water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent. It is recommended to wear close-toed shoes and long pants. Walking is light to moderate. Some tours may visit state parks and other areas that have an entrance fee. This fee is NOT included in the price of the tour and is the responsibility of the tour participant.
Space is limited to 12 participants. Minimum of 3 required. Fee is $35. Meet in the parking lot at the South Walton Campus of the Northwest Florida State College.
All tours will take place in Walton County, but individual destinations will vary depending on target species and time of the year. If you wish to have more information on the tour being offered on the upcoming Saturday, please feel free to call the instructor, Alan Knothe, evenings between 5:00 and 9:00 pm at 850-208-1780.
Discover more eco-tours at www.basinalliance.org, and call 850-200-4160 to register.