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January Field Trip Summary
For the January field trip the Audubon Society of Omaha did some feeder watching from WARM places at 3 locations:
Fontenelle Forest (Sarpy County)
Bob and Kathleen Rose's backyard (Sarpy County)
Duane and Kathy Schwery's back deck (Cass County)
Birds seen while drinking coffee or cider and eating cookies, cheese and crackers:
Downy Woodpeckers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Hairy Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Blue Jays, Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, White-breasted Nuthatch, BROWN CREEPER, CAROLINA WREN (up close), Eastern Bluebird (drinking from the birdbath), E. Starling, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER (drinking at the birdbath), Dark-eyed Juncos, Northern Cardinals, House Finch, PINE SISKINS (20-30), American Goldfinch, House Sparrows
January Meeting (Saline Wetlands: Beyond the Beetle) Canceled Due to Weather
Forty-seven people divided into 13 groups and counted birds around Omaha, Plattsmouth and Glenwood as part of the National Audubon Society event in its 118th year. Other counts are held across the state and country. The annual bird census in the Western Hemisphere is done by volunteer birdwatchers from Dec. 14 through Jan. 5. Information is sent to and compiled by the National Audubon Society.