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Statewide

All through May

Nebraska Bird Month BirdBlitz

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

With just your smart phone, you can log the birds you have identified and help generate real scientific data about bird populations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Bird Month BirdBlitz is modeled after a bioblitz, which is and event where community volunteers work to identify as many species as possible in a specific area over a designated period of time. The Birdblitz will focus specifically on birds the entire month of May. From anywhere in the state you can participate in this community science effort.  For more information head over to the

Nebraska Bird Month BirdBlitz page.

Ages: All Ages

Fee: FREE!

To join, go the Birdblitz iNaturalist Project

Statewide 

Tuesday, May 11th. 2021

Flying WILD Educator Workshop

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Zoom

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm 

In this educator workshop participants will be provided with activities that teach students about birds, their migration, and what people can do to help birds and their habitats. These activities can then be used to teach classroom lesson or to set up service-learning projects about birds and their habitats.  After the workshop participants will receive the Flying WILD curriculum guide and a certificate of 2 in-service hours.  

Ages: Adults Only

Fee: FREE

Is pre-registartion required? Yes 

Register Here

For Questions Contact:

monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov

Statewide

Saturday May 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th, 2021

Fontenelle Forest Live Raptor Zoomlet Features

12:00 pm to 12:15 pm

Zoom

Zoomlet Program Featurin live raptors of Nebraska.

May 3rd-Peregrine Falcon

May 4th- Red-tailed Hawk

May 5th- Merlin

May 6th- Barn Owl

May 7th- Turkey Vulture

Ages: All Ages

Fee: Free

Is pre-registartion required? Yes. Register Here

Fontenelle Forest

Statewide

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Migratory Raptor Virtual Program

Fontenelle Forest/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Zoom

10:00 am to 11:00 am 

Fontenelle Forest Raptor Team handlers will present a Migratory Raptor Zoom program, featuring 3 live species: Barn owl, Swainson’s hawk and Peregrine falcon. The audience will learn about migratory styles and patterns and learn how light pollution affects their journeys.

Ages: All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Fee: FREE!

Is pre-registartion required? Yes, Register here.

Registration Deadline: May 22nd, 2021

Fontenelle Forest

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Bellevue

Saturday, May 8th. 2021

Migratory Bird Day Celebration

Fontenelle Forest

1111 Bellevue Blvd. North, Bellevue 

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Guided migratory bird hikes, Audubon Society Omaha will share information on migratory songbirds, migratory raptors on display.

Ages: All Ages

Fee: Free with admission to the forest. See website for admission prices.

Is pre-registartion required? No

Fontenelle Forest

Crawford

Saturday, May 15th. 2021

Fort Robinson SP Birding Hike

Fort Robinson State Park 

3200 US Hwy 20, Crawford

9:oo am to 10:00 am

Join Nebraska Game & Parks, US Forest Service and Bird Conservancy staff as we bird along the river at Fort Robinson State Park! During the hike we will learn about the diversity of birds that call the park home, share some tips and tricks for bird id in the field and celebrate Nebraska Bird Month. Please bring your own binoculars and field guides, a limited number of binoculars and field guides will be available during the hike. 

Ages: All Ages

Fee: FREE! State Park Permit Required

Is pre-registartion required? Yes, call 308-436-3777 to register.

Registration Deadline: May 15th, 2021

Fort Robinson State Park 

Gering

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Wildcat Hills Bird Hike

Wildcat Hills SRA and Nature Center

210615 Hwy 71, Gering

9:00 am to 10:00 am 

Come along as we discover the birds that call the Wildcat Hills home. Uncover cool adaptations, local research projects and common birds in the area.

Ages: All Ages (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Fee: FREE!  Must have valid State Park permit.

Is pre-registartion required? Yes, call 308-436-3777 to register.

Registration Deadline: May 21st, 2021

Wildcat Hills SRA

Wildcat Hills Nature Center

Gretna

Throughout May, 2021

Nebraska Bird Month at Schramm

Schramm Education Center

21502 West Hwy 31, Gretna

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Visit Schramm Education Center anytime in May to celebrate Nebraska Bird Month. In the birding area of the center, we will have a table dedicated to birding. Are you new to birding? Ask at the front desk to rent a Birding Backpack - complete with binoculars, bird books and more to take out on a trail with you and see why birding has gained nationwide attention for it's many benefits. 

Ages: All Ages

Fee: Admission to the Education Center Required

Is pre-registartion required? No

Schramm Education Center

Hastings

Saturday, May 15th. 2021

Family Outdoor Club - Theme: For the Birds!

Prairie Loft

4705 DLD Road, Hastings 

10:00 am to 11:30 am

For the Birds!  May is Migratory Bird Month, so we are celebrating and learning about our feathered friends.  Activities are designed for kids ages 2-8 with their grownups. Free will donation: $5 per family. All are welcome!  The program begins at 10:00 with free choice time, followed by story time, active outdoor exploration, art activities, and take-home projects. Activities take place both indoors and out. Please dress for the weather and expect to get a little messy.  No need to RSVP. Just come ready to learn and have fun!

Ages: Kids ages 2-8 and their grown-ups.

Fee: $5 per family suggested donation

Is pre-registartion required? No

Prairie Loft

Omaha

Saturday, May 8th. 2021

Warbler Walk

Lauritzen Gardens

100 Bancroft St, Omaha

9:00 am to 11:30 am

23 different warblers have been spotted at Lauritzen Gardens. Warblers are beautiful little birds that migrate up the Missouri River in the spring. In celebration of Nebraska Migratory Bird Month, director of conservation Jim Locklear will lead a walking tour of Lauritzen Gardens that will highlight the natural history of these captivating travelers.

Ages: All Ages

Fee: $5/member $15/non-member 

Is pre-registartion required? Yes, Visit website to Register.

Registration Deadline: May 1st, 2021

Lauritzen Gardens

Lincoln

Sunday May 9th, 2021

Mother's Day Bird Walk

Pioneers Park Nature Center

3201 S. Coddington Ave, Lincoln

9:00 am to 10:30 am 

May is Migratory Bird Month and May 9th is Mother’s Day. Let’s celebrate both with a bird walk at the Nature Center. This program will include a short hike in Flemming Woods and time for exploration along the trails. Bring your own binoculars or request to borrow a pair from the Nature Center. 

Ages: All Ages

Fee: $5 

Is pre-registartion required? Yes, Call 402-441-7895 or register here

Registration Deadline: May 6th, 2021

Pioneers Park Nature Center

Scottsbluff

Saturday, May 15th. 2021

Birds of Nebraska

Riverside Discovery Center

1600 South Beltline Highway West, Scottsbluff

10:00 am to 6:00 pm 

Due to Covid. This year explorer packs, "Birds of Nebraska" will be available to purchase in the zoo gift shop. Packs include a workbook, hands-on activities, crafts, fun giveaway surprises, snack,s and juice box. Packs with a drawstring backpack are $17.99 (zoo members) and $19.99 (non zoo members). Explorer Packs without the drawstring backpacks are $8 for members and $12 for non zoo members. We can ship packs to anyone as well, please call the zoo giftshop at 308-630-6236 for more information.   We may be having an in-person event but it depends on how Covid cases look in the community. Please call the zoo gift shop 308-630-6236 to varify. Thank you!     

Ages: All Ages

Fee: Regular Admission Applies 

Is pre-registartion required? No

Riverside Discovery Center

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