May General Meeting and Program
Birdlife and Nature Protection in Australia’s Tanami Desert
by Tom Lynch
7:00 p.m., Thursday,
May 11, 2017
6300 A Street
Learn about the landscape, ecology, birdlife, and artistic expressions of Australia's Paruku Indigenous Protected Area and the surrounding Tanami Desert as Wachiskan Tom Lynch offers our May presentation.
May Field Trips
Birdathon's Spring Symphony
Birders are treated to a brand new soundscape in springtime as winter's silence is replaced by the birdsong of feathered performers warbling and chirping their hearts out. Wachiska's Birdathon Weekend coincides with a window of time when unpredictable songs can be heard occasionally due to migrants moving through our area in the midst of residents still returning. The goal for this annual fundraiser is to compile a list of the maximum number of species that can possibly be observed as some donors base their pledge amount on the final species tally.
Platte River State Park, Saturday, May 13,
Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Center, Sunday, May 14, 7:30 a.m.
More field trip details...
Birdathon Off to Great Start
Wachiska's 29th annual Birdathon letters have gone out, please contact the chapter office if you haven't received yours!
Plan on making a significant contribution to Wachiska soon if you haven't already.
Details on Birdathon here...
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
counties 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
||Education Committee, Wachiska office, 6:00 p.m.
||Conservation Committee, Wachiska office, 5:30 p.m.
||General Meeting, "Birds of Australia, " by Tom Lynch, Unitarian Church, 7:00 p.m. PROGRAM DETAILS
||Birdathon Weekend Field Trip - Platte River State Park, 8:00 a.m.
||Birdathon Weekend Field Trip - Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Center, 7:30 a.m.
||Newsletter deadline, Wachiska office, 5:00 p.m.
||Board Meeting, Wachiska office, 7:00 p.m.
||GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY
Legislation Committee, DaVinci's, 11th & G,