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February / Great Backyard Bird Count

February, 2014 

Wachiska Logo  February Birding Field Trip

Schilling Wildlife Management Area

Sunday, February 16 / 1:00 pm 


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Birds & Binoculars

Mahoney State Park 
February 8th
 9:00 am-1:00 pm 

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PPNC 50th
Great Bavckyard Bird Count Event

Pioneers Park 

Nature Center


February 15 

9:00 - 11:30 a.m.


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February Bird of the Month
The Northern Flicker

The Northern Flicker is one of the largest and most beautiful woodpeckers in North America. We receive numerous calls each year along with customers stopping by Wild Bird Habitat asking about this bird that they occasionally see in their yards. It does not frequent feeders and bird baths as often as other woodpeckers, but when it appears the shear size of this bird makes it very noticeable and a joy to see


17th Great Backyard Bird Count 
February 14 to 17, 2014 GBBC Window
Join in on North America's largest 4 day bird count. Become a citizen scientist. Its fun, easy, and there is no charge.
All levels of birding experience are asked to join in. Great for families, schools, youth groups, anyone interested in collecting data on the birds they see and reporting them online to the biologists at the Cornell University Bird Lab. Count the birds at the feeders in your backyard, in your neighborhood, city park or wildlife area. This count is "for the birds".
Get more information and a checklist for "common birds in Nebraska during February" at
The Wild Bird Habitat Stores
Nebraska's ambassador for the 
Great Backyard Bird Count
Dave's  February Bird Chatter

 Winter is far from over. And as the natural food sources for birds become increasingly scarce or covered by snow, the bird feeders will continue to draw more visitors. Recent snows to our north may drive more birds into our area, and new ones can arrive at any time. Keep vigilant about new birds at the feeders. Already this seems to be a banner year for Northern Goldfinch.

A free family event

February 8 / 1 pm - 3 pm

This event takes place at two locations:

Eiseley Library 15th & Superior St   (get map)


Gere Library 56th & Normal Blvd     (get map)


Meet live birds of prey from the Pioneers Park Nature Center along with kid's bird crafts, games, bird watching and more

.....Kids Bird EnCOUNTer


Contact the Wild Bird Habitat Stores for more information at (402) 420-2553


Sponsored by

 Lincoln City Libraries, Wachiska Audubon, 

Wild Bird Habitat Stores and Nebraska Game & Parks


Annual Sandhill Crane Excursion

March 20, 2014 
 Registration due by February 20th


Sandhill Cranes 1

Join Dave and Linda Titterington from the Wild Bird Habitat Stores along with the Pioneers Park Nature Center for this popular one day excursion from Lincoln to see more than 500,000 Sandhill Cranes along Nebraska's Platte River. Cost includes transportation, dinner, presentation, viewing blind, guide service.  Seating is limited. Click here for additional information or to register contact the Pioneers Park Nature Center today at (402) 441-7895.


Sponsored by 

Nebraska's Wild Bird Habitat Stores,

 the Pioneers Park Nature Center and Lincoln Parks & Recreation.

Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival
 March 20 - 23, 2014  /   Kearney, Nebraska  
sandhill cranes in flight
Prairie Chickens, Bald Eagles, 500,000 Sandhill Cranes & millions of Snow Geese and waterfowl , songbirds and more
The longest running annual birding festival in North America. Come join in the fun. Birding excursions, workshops, noted guest speakers and so much more. Fun for the entire family

 Check out all the events for this popular birding festival and register online or
call Spring Creek Audubon Center at
(402) 797-2301 for more information.

Check out these other birding events this spring in Nebraska 

Birding #401

Classes Begin April 8th 

OLLI Class 2011
2011 OLLI Biridng Class

Learn the essentials of birding, bird identification, and where to go birding in this year's "Birding 101"   offered by OLLI, UNL's Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute. The six weekly classes will begin with an orientation on birding and a bird walk through UNL's East Campus. followed by 5 weekly  field trips to view birds at places such as the Pioneers Park Nature Center, Spring Creek Audubon Center, Lancaster County's Saline Wetlands, and area watershed lakes. 

Classes begin April 8, 2014

Phone: 472-6265 or go to olli@unl.edu  for more information. 



Dan Wheeler, Professor Emeritus from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Dave Titterington from the Wild Bird Habitat Stores  


Pulse of the Plains

                     by photographer Michael Forsberg  


Nebraska's Sandhills

cover 20,000 square miles

If you are from the Great Plains Michael's presentation will evoke a spirit of pride in you. If you have never been out on the Great Plains of America Michael's images will astonish you. Take a visual journey with Michael Forsberg into America's Serengeti, the Great Plains of North America, a vast and wild wilderness experience.

Watch "Pulse of the Plains"


  This library is getting noisy - and that's fine with the us  

Nebraska Bird Library
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The Nebraska Bird Library, an online resource and field guide about Nebraska's birds, recently added sound files to some species. Now bird-watchers can not only browse through bird species profiles, they can also hear a bird's call. Want to hear the rolling "quip-ip-ip-ip" of an upland sandpiper, the soft "phew" of the western bluebird or the bubbling, flutelike song of the western meadowlark? There are sound files for 163 species, including all of the most common birds....read more from the Omaha World Herald


Project Beak for Kids - Bird Education Awareness for Kids

The staff at the Wild Bird Habitat Stores of Nebraska encourages everyone to take a bird walk in a natural area, park, or neighborhood and enjoy our birds during winter. 
Dave & Linda Titterington

The Wild Bird Habitat Stores

Family owned Backyard Bird Feeding Centers Since 1993


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