Nebraska Bird Month BirdBlitz

All through May

iNaturalist

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.

Fontenelle Forest Live Raptor Zoomlet Features

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

12:00 pm to 12:15 pm

Zoom

Zoomlet Program Featuring 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-registration required? Yes

Register Here.

Fontenelle Forest

 

 

Virtual Investigate: Saturday Science Lab- Spring Migration

Saturday, May 8th, 2021

Zoom

10:00 am to 10:45 am

Did you know that orioles go wild for grape jelly? We will learn about safely feeding birds, discuss how to be a good bird neighbor, and explore the spring migration of our orange friend, the oriole. Make a bird feeder so that you can attract birds to your area and make your own ornithology observations! After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom connection details and a list of household materials used in the demonstrations. If you have them on hand, bring these items to participate in the activities alongside us, or join to learn fun science ideas to try at home later. For every Morrill Hall Investigate program you attend this spring (March-June) we'll enter you into a grand prize drawing for a set of Investigate Saturday Science Lab gifts and 4 free admission passes to Morrill Hall!

Ages: Activities planed for ages 7-11 years of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fee: $8 for Museum member households and $10 for non-member households.  

Is pre-registartion required? Yes.

REGISTER HERE

Registration Deadline: May 6th, 2021

University of Nebraska State Museum- Morrill Hall

 

 

 

Flying WILD Educator Workshop 

Tuesday, May 11th. 2021

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Zoom 

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-registration required? Yes.

Register Here

For Questions Contact:

monica.macoubrie@nebraska.gov

Nebraska Nature Nerd Night: Ladies Run the (Bird) World

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Zoom

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us nature nerds as we chat with Jason “The Bird Nerd” St. Sauver, Director of Education and Outreach at Audubon Nebraska, about the real show stoppers of the bird world; the females! We’ll find out why despite being overlooked for the flashy and singing males, the ladies run the roost when it comes to male birds’ color, display, behavior, and so much more!  Speaker,  Jason St. Sauver worked for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for many years in both the biological and environmental education fields, and became Spring Creek Prairie's education director in April 2015.  We’ll dive deeper into the remarkable world of nature found in Nebraska by having lively conversations with real scientists, and by sharing and asking your questions with the experts.

Ages: All Ages

Fee: FREE

Is pre-registration required? Yes. Remember- when registering you can submit your questions for our experts and, we’ll do our best to get those questions answered, and more, on the night of the event.  

REGISTER HERE

Check-out more on the event HERE

Coffee and Cardinals: Choosing Coffee that Supports Bird Conservation

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

3:oo pm to 4:00pm CST/4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MST

Zoom

Do you love coffee? Do you also love birds? What if your daily coffee choices could help bird species across the globe? In this webinar, we’ll discover what it means for coffee to be labeled as “bird friendly” and explore how this distinction is helping to conserve birds and their habitats.

Ages: All Ages

Fee: FREE

Is pre-restration required? Yes. 

Register Here.

Registartion Deadline: May 20th, 2021

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Migratory Raptor Virtual Program

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Fontenelle Forest/Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

10:00 am to 11:00 am 

Zoom

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-registration required? Yes,

Register Here.

Registration Deadline: May 22nd, 2021

Fontenelle Forest

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

2021 Virtual Events