While many sources report seeing more birds this year than ever, birding in large groups is problematic. Because of this, Audubon Society of Omaha has been following guidance from the National Audubon Society restricting birding to small groups. This limits our ability to get together for field birding trips. While gathering to bird as a large group remains restricted, birding in small groups with masks is something we should all do on a regular basis during this trying time.
Because we conduct our monthly general educational meetings at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at UNO, and this venue remains closed, we will be unable to have in-person monthly general meetings. However, we are planning a virtual meeting on September 10 on the Zoom platform, featuring Michelle Foss, Land Stewardship Manager at Fontenelle Forest, who recently joined our Board of Directors. We will continue to conduct our monthly General Meetings virtually on the second Thursday of every month until our meeting venue reopens.