BAY COUNTY AUDUBON

CHAPTER PROJECTS
Adventure Film Series  2017
This is our only fund-raising activity for the year.  This January and February we are offering three high quality nature/travel films which are personally narrated by the cinematographer. The films are held at Arnold High School Auditorium at 550 Alf Coleman Road near Back Beach Road at 7:00 PM.   Tickets are $7.00 per film; season tickets for all three films are $20.00  For no waiting in line, purchase season tickets at the January membership meeting or at the first film. Door prizes will be given at each film.

Last years films were outstanding..  If you missed out last year, plan to attend this next series beginning in January, 2017.  For additional information or if you wish to be a sponsor,  please contact Richard Ingram at 850-871-1736.

Jan 10 (Tuesday) – Natural Wonders of the Northeast Coast by John Holod- This 1500-mile adventure begins in busy Virginia Beach and ends at the Maine/Canada border.                                                                          Along the way we observe an amazing array of birds, mammals, whales, insects, amphibians, flora, and endangered species. We also experience                                                                                                   kayaking, sailing, aerial tours, lobstering, crabbing, and many lighthouses.

Jan 24 (Tuesday )-     Etched in Stone – by Monty Brown - Scotland to Provence. From the Central Highlands of Scotland, through the heart of England and France, London and Paris, to the
                                         shores of the Mediterranean, we follow the roads traveled by many before us.  It is a journey showing the many stone creations from pre-history to the present.

Feb 2  (Thursday)         Rediscovering Ancient America,"by Gray Warriner- Over 3,000 years ago mound building became an obsession with the native peoples of eastern North America. See                                              the site of the first planned city in Ancient America. Around the time of Christ, in Ohio many  thousands of tons of earth was moved to build giant geometric earthworks and                                                  there  were  calendars and observatories for some of the world's most skilled astronomers. Visit Iowa,  Wisconsin and Illinois' Cahokia which was larger than London or Paris.                                            Visit the ancient Atlanta of the South. Out West see cliff dwellings and Pueblo towns such as Lost City in Nevada.
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Many thanks to the following  for making the 2016 film series possible:

BENFACTOR
St. Joe Community Foundation

UNDERWRITERS
Bay County Tourist Development Council
Jelks Family Foundation


SPONSORS

The Bag Ladies-Custom Handmade BagsCallaway Animal Hospital
Carmody Family Charitable Trust Centennial Bank
Coin & Bullion Reserves  Cooking Wood- John Oswald
Creative Printing  Dermatology Associates
Digestive Diseases Center      First Command- Michael Rogers
  -Drs. Rao, Reddy, Albibi, Finlaw & Wells  Gregory A. Glover, CPA, P.A.
Janet Gladis- Massage Therapist  Gulf Power Company
Joe & Ginger Harbison      Jinks & Moody, P.A.
Hancock Bank      Elizabeth K. Brown, DMD, LLC
Paul G. Komarek, P.A.        Annette Lippincott
Los Antojitos Restaurant Ray A. Morse, DMD
The Panama City News Herald      Panama City Toyota
Peaden Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing       G. Joseph Parell, M.D., P.A.
Regions Bank       Roussos Air Conditioning
Segers, Sowell, Stewart, Johnson & Brill, P.A.       Southern Orthopedic Specialists P.A.
Trustmark National Bank  Tyndall Federal Credit Union
Wild Birds Unlimited    TGI Fridays




       



       
Audubon Center for Birds of Prey -Bald Eagle Stamp Program

This is a fund-raising project to help offset the cost of caring for injured and non-releasable raptors at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Collectable stamps are sorted, appraised and sold to collectors by volunteers; 100% of the proceeds go to help the birds.

                                       Collectable stamps include:                                                                                
                                       Any stamp collections
                               Any foreign, commemoratives, airmail or special handling stamps
                               Any State or Federal hunting and fishing licenses stamps
                               Mint plate blocks (especially older ones) 
                               Please, no current single-letter rate: this includes Christmas Stamps
                                                                                                                                                                          
We accept both canceled and uncanceled stamps. We can sell only undamaged stamps. We cannot use stamps that are cut, punched, torn, scuffed, thinned, with part of sides cut off, or with heavy smeared cancels.  No metered stamps please (printed indicia).

Please cut the stamps from the envelopes, at least ¼” around the stamps to avoid damage. Do not include postmark. Exceptions: with commemorative envelopes, First Day issues and old (pre-1960) envelopes, send the entire envelope with the stamp attached, as the envelope may also have significant value. 

Please include your name and/or the name of your organization printed legibly on the inside and outside the package.  Donations will be acknowledged with a charitable contribution tax receipt. Donors wanting a professional appraisal, for tax purposes, are responsible for obtaining the value of their donation from a professional.  Audubon stamp volunteers are not license appraiser’s; they can not put a value on any stamps donated.

                                                             Mail your donations to:          Audubon Center for Birds of Prey             
                                                                                                                     Bald Eagle Stamp Program
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OR LOCALLY
Call Candis Harbison at
872-8260


.Rare Bird Alert - Report any rare or unusual bird sightings to bcas09@aol.com. Your cooperation and  help in keeping the public informed about what birds are in the area is very important.  These records are sent to the Florida Ornithological Society for submission  to the  Florida Field Naturalist publication.  They are also sent to the American Birding  Association for inclusion in their reports. 
  The Bay County Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, December 17, 2016, start time will depend on each team leader.  We encourage an enjoyable, family friendly birding experience, so please invite new participants to come out and enjoy the beautiful landscape and wildlife Florida has to offer!  A brief pre-count meeting will be held before the Bay County Audubon- Annual Holiday Party, which will be held this year at the Science & Discovery Center on December 12 at 6:30 p.m (308 Airport Road in Panama City).  If you or someone you know would like to participate or have questions, contact Raya Pruner or Marvin Friel at Raya.pruner@gmail.com or marvin.bojo.friel@gmail.com or call 352-214-3263 and we can answer any questions you may have or assign you to a birding team!!  If you have been a team leader in the past, please let us know if you would still like to coordinate for your area of Bay County.  Someone from each Christmas Bird Count team will need to attend the Holiday party to pick up your team’s packet and get instructions. A post-count dinner to review the day’s observations and tally up the 2016 count will be hosted at Chula’s (750 W 15th St, Panama City, FL 32401) on the evening of December 17th at 6:00 pm.  At least one member of each team should plan on attending the dinner to share their results.  However, everyone is welcome to attend the dinner whether you participated in the count or not.  We look forward to seeing everyone again this year and are hopeful that everyone will have a most excellent day!

The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is not only an annual Holiday tradition, but it is the nation’s longest-running citizen science bird project.  All birders, at any skill level, are invited to participate in and celebrate the 117th Annual Christmas Bird Count.  Even if you are not up to venturing out around the county, we also encourage people to observe and count birds in their back yards on the day of the count, particularly if you have a bird feeder.


                                                                                                              BCAS Backyard Bird Tally

The BCAS Backyard Bird Tally is an event conducted by our local members for the pleasure of observing birds in ones own yard throughout the entire year.  We started this event back in 2005 and now we are in our 9th season.  The rules are very simple.  One must see or hear a bird in your yard or observe in from your yard.  Each species counts one.  If you do not want to use your yard, one can also report birds from a designated area like a park, golf course, etc.  In this special event, we keep track of our yard or area birds the entire year and report the totals after our CBC dinner has been completed.   Give it a try, and maybe you could win too.  Backyard birding is great fun!