Event: Birding the St. Joe Peninsula
Date: September 29, 2012 Leader: Alan Knothe
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Pre-registration required at firstname.lastname@example.org
Limit 14 participants. For more information, call Alan at 850-323-1448.
Many great birding spots such as St. Joe Peninsula State
Park, the St. Joe State Buffer Preserve and Cape San Blass
are found on the St. Joe Peninsula. The peninsula is famous
for its fall raptor migration. On a good day hundreds or
even thousands of hawks, falcons and eagles can be seen
soaring over the peninsula. Many shorebirds and songbirds also migrate through the area. Rare vagrants, such as the Say's phoebe and the scissor-tailed flycatcher seen on last year's trip, have been known to show up.
We will meet at Eagle Harbor in St. Joe Peninsula State Park at 9:00 am EASTERN TIME. Birding should conclude at around 12:00 or 1:00 pm. Bring plenty of drinking water, binoculars and any other birding equipment you might want. Closed toed shoes and long pants are recommended. Some walking (~1 mile) is required which might include some bushwhacking.