Fourth annual birding event is Oct. 26-29

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By The Staff

Join us for four days of trips, lectures and exhibits spotlighting the birds, wildlife, history and natural history of Cedar Key and the surrounding area. Boat trips, paddling, hikes and talks, some of which include wild animals, are led by experts in their fields. Go to www.ncbwe.com for event descriptions, schedule and registration form. Call 352-543-5600 if you need more information. The Nature Coast Birding & Wildlife Experience is sponsored by the Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce.

We look forward to our 2007 birding and wildlife event. This event was created to promote and share the pristine and unique natural environment which surrounds our tiny island community. We offer a wide variety of birding and nature based events combined with quality educational opportunities.

The following are the anticipated activities for our 2007 event.

Birding in the Goethe State Forest

Birding in the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve

Birding in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

Shorebirding by Boat; Shorebirding by Land

Marine Research FWC-Creatures of the Sea

A Natural History of the Cedar Keys: Biology and Mysteries

Native Plant Walk; The World of Bats

Indian Mounds of Cedar Key



Keynote Speaker and Social FWC Marine Research Facility

Lynda White - Florida?s Bald Eagles

Eagles in Florida are threatened with ongoing development and loss of habitat while the population continues to rebound. Lynda White, EagleWatch Coordinator for Audubon of Florida, will display spectacular photos of these magnificent birds while discussing the challenges the eagles face every day, including their recent delisting. She will be accompanied by Paige, a female bald eagle from the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. Bring your cameras!