Birds The Word

30A is for the Birds!

30-A Suites is situated in Walton County and the 30A area of the Florida Panhandle, an area that boasts some of the country’s very best birding opportunities.

Our area is rich in both migrant and resident bird species – and we adore our feathered friends!

While shorebird migration was strong through September, October is peak time for songbirds and raptors.

Departing from the SoWal Tourist Welcome Center at the intersection of US 331 and US 98, explore on October 25th with renowned tour guide, Alan Knothe, a trained biologist who has taught birding and naturalist courses around the panhandle for more than 20 years.

Learn the secrets to identifying these beautiful creatures by sight, sound and behavior while enjoying an excellent opportunity to possibly mark several species off your list.

Bring a pair of binoculars and your favorite birding guidebook!

You may also want to bring some water, snacks, sunscreen and insect repellent. Area naturalists strongly encourage you to wear close-toed shoes and long pants to explore some of our pristine wild places.

Hosted by Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance, Discover Roads Less Traveled eco-tours has been running the tours on Saturdays since September. With no tour offered on October 18th, October 25th will mark the last opportunity.

Don’t miss it!

Tours are limited to 12 people, with a minimum of three needed. Some tours may visit state parks and other areas with an entrance fee not included in the $35 tour price.

All tours take place in Walton County, but individual destinations change weekly. For more information on specifics for the 25th, call Knothe between 5  and 9 p.m. at 850-208-1780. Visit the Basin Alliance website to learn more or call 850-200-4160.

Come for the sunsets, white sand beaches and turquoise seas. Stay for the birds!

Make a reservation for your stay at 30-A Suites for some bird watching today. Call us at 850-499-5058 to plan your stay!

 photo credit: Gordon McKinlay via photopin cc

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