Bay County Audubon Society 
P.O. Box 1182
Panama City, Florida  32402


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Roseate Spoonbill May 26,2018 
Camp Helen State Park
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"Bay County Audubon Society, Inc. does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations."
Come join Bay County Audubon's exciting and Informative Monthly Meetings!

We will meet in person in the St. Andrews Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 1608 Baker Ct and broadcast live on Zoom at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month

Our in-person meetings started again in September 2022. We will also continue making the meetings available via Zoom. Several Board members have worked hard to make this "hybrid" program possible. The meeting Zoom link is This address will also be available on our Facebook page. A meeting reminder email, with the link, will be sent a few days before the meeting. to members that have provided us their email addresses Thank all of you who continue to support BCAS by participating in our meetings.

Upcoming Membership Meetings:

Monday, Feb 13, 2023 Kent Wimmer, Coordinator of NW Florida Sentinel Landscape Program

Monday, Mar 13, 2023 Ron Houser - birds of Dauphin Island, Mobile, AL (precursor to a chapter Field Trip in April)

April 10. Chris Heineman - local birds & nature photography.

May 8. Annual Meeting: Installment of Officers, “Conservationist of Year” Award, “Year in Review”, 

Upcoming Field Trips:

 Aaron Bessant Park (Pier Park) 7:30 am. Meet at the classroom and office area at the rear of the outdoor amphitheater. See announcement in the newsletter.

Saturday Feb 18 Panama City Beach Conservation Park bird walk or wagon ride #3 7:30am meet at bath house.

February. 22. Wednesday. Birds and Brews 4:00PM at Lake Caroline Park on Beach Drive. After doing some birding we will retire to a local pub or restaurant in St. Andrews.

Saturday, Mar 18 Birding and gardens walk at Eden Gardens State Park with Choctawhatachee Audubon Society. 8:30am at the park. Meet at the parking lot. 
Black Bellied Whistling Duck Feb 2, 2022 Panama City Beach Conservation Park 
Upcoming Field Trip Information
Wagon ride at Conservation Park
Co-President's Message by Teri Floor
Do you watch the PBS series Nature? Brian Dusseault, my co-president, turned me on last October with an episode featuring Bob Poole, our National Geographic filmmaker presenter at our 2020 Nature Connection program. This one highlighted the Wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, Tanzania, Africa. The photography was astounding! And the science and research behind the film is even more impressive.

The series is aired weekly, and, thanks to TIVO, we can record it each week and watch it at our leisure. Since then, we have seen installments on the American Ocelot, Woodpeckers (The Hole Story), the Wild Canadian North, and a two-part series on the Horse (Equus). According to Wikipedia, “Nature is a wildlife television series produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It has been distributed to United States public television stations by the PBS television service since its debut on October 10, 1982 [41 seasons]. Some episodes may appear in syndication on many PBS member stations around the United States and Canada, and on the Discovery Channel. As of 2022, the series airs on Wednesdays on PBS.” I highly recommend it!

n the beginning credits when they identify the sponsors, at the same time there are snippets of different nature scenes. My favorite is a short video of a mama monkey grabbing the foot of her baby as he tries to scamper off. I have to laugh every time I see it! If you’re getting tired of ball games and cops/drama shows, try Nature.