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Habitat Stores

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22nd Annual
Great Backyard Bird Count
Check out all the birding tools at birdcount.org
22nd GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
February 15 - 18, 2019

The Wild Bird Habitat Stores, Nebraska's Ambassador for the Great Backyard Bird Count, is calling on all backyard birders, bird enthusiasts, expert, novice, and beginning birders, to count the birds during the  22nd Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, February 15th - 18th, 2019

  • FOR ALL AGES - YOUTH THROUGH ADULT
  • FOR ALL LEVELS OF BIRDING EXPERIENCE
 
Tell your friends, neighbors, and associates to count the birds during this free, 4 day bird count. The Cornell Bird Lab, Audubon, and Bird Studies Canada are asking everyone to become a citizen scientist and help provide valuable data to biologists about the birds across the entire North American Continent. You can count the birds visiting your bird feeders.Take a walk through your neighborhood or city park and count the birds you see. Drive to a state lake, park, or nature center. Down a winding country road. Count the birds around your schoolyard or have your class take a short walk. It doesn't matter whether you count the five birds you recognize, or every bird you see. It doesn't matter if you feed birds or not. Just count the birds! Then  submit your information online to the Cornell Bird Lab. 

Your data is important!
Your data is valuable!
 
No matter what state you are in, what province you are in, anywhere in the world, join in the Great Backyard Bird Count by going to 


AND JOIN IN THIS 4 DAY FREE BIRD COUNT FEBRUARY 15 TO 18
 
JUST REMEMBER TO COUNT THE BIRDS!
Enter the
GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT PHOTO CONTEST
Easy Bird Identification aids for the
Great Backyard Bird Count
Need some help identifying birds? 

Answer five simple questions about a bird you are trying to identify and Merlin will come up with a list of possible matches. Merlin offers quick identification help for all levels of bird watchers to learn about North America common and rare birds!

A new advanced version of the Photo ID tool is now available for download in the latest version of Merlin Bird ID for Android and iPhone . Select an image from your smartphone image gallery or snap a shot from the back of your cameras viewfinder, and Merlin will walk you through the 2 quick steps before showing you a list of possible species.

The Audubon Bird Guide is a free and complete field guide to over 800 species of North American birds, right in your pocket. Built for all experience levels, it will help you identify the birds around you, keep track of the birds you've seen, and get outside to find new birds near you. Now with Bird ID Wizard

HARD COPY FIELD GUIDES form Wild Bird Habitat
Count the birds in your backyard or
places to go in Nebraska to count birds during the
Great Backyard Bird Count
 WHERE TO GO BIRDING IN NEBRASKA
A top North American Birding Area
Nebraska Birding Trails

Listing more than 400 bird watching sites across the state of Nebraska. From the Missouri River Valley to the panhandle's rugged Pine Ridge, you'll find world class bird watching, scenic vistas, and a remarkable Nebraska Heritage around every corner.  nebraskabirdingtrails.com
 
 
Nebraska Metro Birding
Bird watching in seven counties in Eastern Nebraska. Find birding sites right out your backdoor in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington counties. nebraskametrobirding.com
 
Central Nebraska, one of the major migratory routes on the continent. From Sandhill Cranes to Prairie Chickens, shore birds to prairie dog towns, it's an incredible journey you don't want to miss. nebraskaflyway.com 
Chicken Dance Trail

Chicken Dance Birding Trail, 27 counties in Southwestern Nebraska 
Birding in South Central & South Western Nebraska.  chickendancetrail.com.

Nebraska Sandhill Crane Festival
The longest running birding festival in North America
47th Annual
Nebraska Crane Festival
March 21-24, 2019 
Holiday Inn and Convention Center
Kearney, Nebraska
In its 47th year, Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival brings together hundreds of crane lovers from around the country to Kearney, Nebraska, to interact with a wide range of environmental speakers, take part in incredible birding trips.Best of all you'll experience the world's largest gathering of 500,000 to 600,000 Sandhill Cranes, 80% of the planet's crane population, along a 60 mile stretch of the Platte River in Nebraska.

The keynote speaker will be actress and author Jane Alexander. In addition, the festival will also feature Iliana Pena, Director of Conservation from Audubon Texas; and Matt Anderson, Audubon's Vice President of Climate Change. To view the festival program, learn more about the speakers, and register for the festival, visit 

Also check out all the other bird related activities, events, and birding resources. Get a Sandhill Crane Watch Brochure and Sandhill Crane Viewing Map  from the Kearney Visitors Bureau at 
 Where to go  Birding in Nebraska
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Alamo Plaza Store
South Lincoln. NE
Wild Bird Habitat Store

South Lincoln, NE location
5601 South 56th Street
In the Alamo Plaza
(402) 420-2553

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North Lincoln, NE
North Lincoln, NE location
4900 Dudley Street
(402) 464-4055

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In Omaha visit
Omaha, NE
Bing & Luann Behrens at
Wild Bird Habitat
Harrison Village Mall
168th & Harrison
(402) 504-4450
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