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Annual Holiday Potluck and Program

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

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

6:15 p.m., Thursday, December 14
Unitarian Church of Lincoln
6300 A Street, Lincoln

Tis the season to begin preparing for the 118 th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) all over the country. Many intrepid Auduboners and new birders team up for this—the longest running community science project in North America—and here in Lincoln, many of us will be counting on Saturday, December 16, to see how our Nebraska birds are faring this winter.

Our presenter this month, Jason “the Birdnerd” St. Sauver, has participated in CBCs all over the country and has created special Christmas Bird Counts for Kids over the past six years. Currently the education director at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, St. Sauver is also a part of National Audubon’s Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity team and is currently piloting a new position as the education director for Audubon Nebraska’s state program.

Jason St. Sauver Photo by Mike Fernandez

Before that, Jason worked in biology and education with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. But, along with his expertise on education in the outdoors, “the Birdnerd” is known for his imitation of bird songs and skills at birding by ear. It is this more light-hearted topic that Jason will be bringing to our holiday party as he presents “Twas the Birding Day before Christmas.”

“The idea for my talk came while getting prepared for this year’s upcoming CBC in Lincoln,” said St. Sauver. “I was making a target list of birds I would want to search for, and I thought that approaching some lists in an informal way could be a fun topic for all to enjoy.” The presentation will include not only lists like “best” and “worst” bird songs but will be filled with fun bird trivia, photographs, humor, and most likely tons of fun bird sounds provided by “the Birdnerd” himself.

We hope you’ll join us for an evening of friends and food and enjoy time together to celebrate something we all share—our love of our feathered friends and the prairie habitat they need.

At 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, we’ll gather at Lincoln’s Unitarian Church, 6300 A Street, for our annual holiday potluck supper. Bring family and friends along with a favorite dish or two to share and your own table service. Wachiska will furnish the beverages.

The public is invited to this free event as long as everyone brings food to share. A silent auction will run throughout the evening. There is easy access with no steps at the church and convenient parking is provided in the church lot and across the street to the west in the Pius High School lot.

Silent Auction

At the holiday party announced above, there will be an ongoing silent auction throughout the evening. Among the items for sale will be a used spotting scope and a pair of Kronos 20x60 (Russian made) binoculars along with a variety of bird guides, a birdsong scanning wand/kit, bird ornaments, feeders, framed bird pictures, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. Come check it all out at the December 14 holiday potluck and party. Bring your checkbook!

 

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