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BirdQuest 2016 is coming October 4!

The most important fundraising event for the Stoddard Bird Lab of Ornithology will soon be here and provide everyone with a chance to support their work. BirdQuest 2016 takes place on Tall Timbers Research Station on October 4. Bird Lab staff will rise before dawn and count all the birds they can see on Tall Timbers in a single day. By day’s end, we hope to have 85 species tallied. The goal for BirdQuest 2016 is to provide FSU grad student Samantha Dietz with a Research Assistantship ($12,500). Samantha is investigating winter habitat needs and dispersal characteristics in Brown-headed Nuthatches. To make a pledge, email firebird@ttrs.org or visit: www.talltimbers.org/birdquest/

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Friday, October 28 | Fall Field Day at Senah Plantation

Senah Plantation is one of the original Albany area plantations located on the banks of the Flint River in Lee County, Georgia. This historic, diverse, and beautiful property has undergone a transformation under new ownership. Senah’s 8,411 acres consist of about 5,500 acres of quail woods and 1,000 acres of irrigated row crops, along with timber land and river swamp. The primary objective at Senah is wild quail hunting, however timber production and quality deer management are also important. Senah was the site of a wild quail translocation conducted by Tall Timbers from 2012-2014, with impressive results. And importantly, a portion of the property is in a conservation easement. Look for registration information coming soon.

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Roaming the Red Hills Complete Video by WFSU-TV

Over the course of ten adventures, we explore the Red Hills of south Georgia and north Florida. It’s a region shaped by a rich ecology, starting with a large, privately owned longleaf forest, maintained through fire for the purpose of quail hunting, but beneficial to many species. From there we head down to the Red Hills’ rivers and lakes, and the wildlife within them. We also explore our rural heritage, where local agriculture still thrives.

Here we have collected all of our Roaming the Red Hills EcoAdventures. Tall Timbers provided funding for this video series. To view the complete video click here.

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