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Holiday Potluck and Silent Auction


Bird Lists, Bird Song, Christmas Counts, and More!

with Jason St. Sauver, Education Director, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

December 14, 2017
6:15 p.m.

Unitarian Church,
6300 A St., Lincoln

We'll start off with a potluck and ongoing silent auction. Our presenter, Jason"the Birdnerd" St. Sauver will discuss his work with the Christmas Bird Count and Presents "Twas the Birding Day before Christmas."

Lincoln's Annual Christmas Bird Count

Saturday, December 16

See More Info below Calendar

Wachiska Travel

Southern Malawi

Join Wachiskans for a 10-day safari to Southern Malawi.

Wachiska has received several inquiries for the trip to Malawithat was proposed for this coming January; however, due to the need to have reservations and other pertinent arrangements
firmed up by this time, it has been decided to postpone this idea for a year and, hopefully, a January 2019 trip can become reality.

At this point, there are about a half dozen interested people. The ideal size of such a trip would be 8-20. If you were contemplating taking part, please contact Nancy Hamer at 402-499-1306,
travelwachiska@gmail.com, or the Wachiska office directly.

End of Year Notes

* The treasurer and bookkeeper are requesting that all invoices and reimbursements to be paid in 2017 be in the office by no later than Monday, December 11. Their work just begins at that time. With the holidays and family gatherings, no one should be stuck in the office paying bills the last days of the year. Thanks.

* When ordering from Amazon, consider using the site at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to Wachiska.

* Line 42 on the 2016 Nebraska State Income Tax Form 1040N allows individuals to donate all or a portion of their tax refund to the Nebraska Wildlife Conservation Fund which focuses on saving Nebraska’s wildlife and wild places. Consider a few dollars for our wildlife.

Welcome to Wachiska Audubon Society

Our 44th Year of Protecting Nature 1973 - 2017

Wachiska Audubon Society was chartered in 1973 as a local chapter of the National Audubon Society to serve 17 counties in Southeast Nebraska. It is one of four such chapters in Nebraska. Dr. Walter Bagley and Betsy Finch founded the local chapter, which began with about a dozen interested folks.

It was thought that Wachiska was an Omaha Indian word meaning land of many streams at a time when Nebraska was considered to have more miles of waterways than any of the contiguous states.

The Mission of the Wachiska Audubon Society is to preserve and restore native grasslands and other natural ecosystems, promote birding, support native wildlife, provide educational opportunities and advocate on behalf of our natural environment and sustainability, especially in Southeastern Nebraska.

Monthly meetings feature guest speakers and programs on a variety of nature and environmental topics. Numerous field trips and special events such as the annual Christmas Bird Count, Birdathon and Backyard Habitat Tour highlight the program year and draw thousands of people from the community.

Wachiska Audubon provides volunteer and monetary support to local nature centers and sanctuaries such as Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center and Pioneers Park Nature Center.

Our chapter takes pride in its role of preserving several tallgrass prairie remnants located in Southeast Nebraska.

Please follow the navigation bar above to learn more about our chapter!

Wachiska Audubon Society
4547 Calvert St. Ste 10
Lincoln, NE 68506-5643
(402) 486-4846

December 2017
4 Education Committee, Wachiska office, 6:00 p.m.
11 Conservation Committee, Wachiska office,
5:30 p.m.
14 Annual Holiday Potluck, Unitarian Church, 6:15 p.m.; ongoing silent auction; program on bird calls & other light-hearted bird stuff, by Jason St. Sauver
15 Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
16 Christmas Bird Count (see below)
19 Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
21 Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G sts, 6:00 p.m.

Lincoln's Annual Christmas Bird Count
Saturday, December 16

Calling all birders! Time is nearing for Audubon’s 118th
Annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC), one of the longest-running citizen science projects in the world. The CBC is an amazing event where birdwatchers across the nation collect bird counts from both the field and yard feeders over a 24-hour period. Each year the CBC is held between December 14 and January 5. Data collected
provides a snapshot of the status and distribution of various bird
species and provides data that can be used to track long-term
trends in bird populations.

This year join us for the Lincoln area CBC which will be held on
Saturday, December 16, and help us continue the annual holiday tradition of collecting vital bird data. Participants are needed at all birding levels. Arrangements can be made to pair up novice observers with more knowledgeable birders. To participate in the Lincoln area CBC as either a field or feeder counter, contact Lauren Dinan at ngpc.nongamebird.temp@nebraska.gov.

Note: Any rescheduling due to inclement weather will be
communicated via email.

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Download the December newsletter HERE

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