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January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Gulf Islands National Seashore – Naval Live Oaks

GINS-Naval Live Oaks is located about 1.8 miles East of the Pensacola Beach Bridge sign on Gulf Breeze Hwy (98/30).

We will meet in front of the visitor center and look for birds in the live oaks around the center.  Then we’ll set up some spotting scopes overlooking Santa Rosa Sound and look for gulls, terns, ducks and shorebirds.

Dana Timmons will lead our bird walk.

These short bird walks are designed to introduce “future birders” into the world of  “Bird Watching.”  If you have ever been curious about this activity or just enjoy the birds in your backyard, come join us to learn about our area birds. Families with children are welcome.

If you have binoculars bring them.  If not, we will have a few ‘loaners’ available.

Bug spray, long pants and bottled water are recommended for our outdoor walks.  For details, call Scott Rathkamp, 776-9736.

New Requirement—If the shutdown is still in effect on the 19th, we will hold the bird walk at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze, 9AM to 11AM.  From Rte 98 in Gulf Breeze turn S on Daniel St or SW on Shoreline Dr.  Proceed 0.75 miles on Shoreline Dr to the park entrance on left.”  All participants in published events and excursions must sign a Release and Indemnification Form which is valid through 2019. Leaders will have forms for those who have not yet signed one.

The form is also online:  2018 Release Indemnification Form.pdf


January 19, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Scott Rathkamp


Gulf Islands National Seashore
1801 Gulf Breeze Pkwy
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 United States
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