Lynda White, Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, Retired EagleWatch Coordinator
Lynda White was an empty nester (pun intended) looking for an interesting volunteer position when she began to work at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, Florida. Soon the volunteer position grew into the best job anyone could dream of and she spent 16 years at the Center working with raptors and as an EagleWatch Coordinator. Her career working with wildlife was rewarding, and at times both exciting and laugh-out-loud crazy. During her presentation, Lynda will share her experiences and fascination with these birds who play a critical role at the top of the food chain. We will learn how vital raptors are to a healthy ecosystem and how they are uniquely adapted to their environment. She’ll share tips on how to spot raptors while birdwatching and get more enjoyment out of viewing them. Lynda and her husband Jim moved to Gulf County six years ago for some peace and quiet after living in Central Florida for 36 years. As Gulf County residents they are closer to their four grandchildren, love traveling and exploring this beautiful slice of Florida and spending time at the beach with Belle, their rescue dog and graduate of the DAWGS in Prison program.