While bird-watching and bird-feeding are fabulous, socially-distant pandemic activities, in-person Audubon meetings are not! After several cancelled member meetings, we were able to arrange our first two virtual gatherings. The September meeting was led by restoration biologist Michelle Foss. She discussed restoration efforts at Fontenelle Forest and ASO prairies. In October, ASO President Bob Wells presented “Bird Feeding Benefits and Basics.” If you missed either of those programs, you can watch recordings on our YouTube channel at this address: https://bit.ly/AudubonOmahaYT
Bird Seed Marketing Effort
The marketing committee pulled together a robust plan to promote our 40th Anniversary Bird Seed Sale. The plan helped to secure a story in the Omaha World Herald, over 100 new Facebook page followers, many newsletter and social media shares from other wildlife and conservation partners and a record number of first-time customers.
New Office Notes
Special thanks to those who helped move our home base to our new digs near 90th & L. Custom-made “bird strike-proof” coverings have been installed on the windows to save our new feathered neighbors.
Christmas Bird Count (CBC)
At this time National Audubon Society is discouraging, but not canceling, local CBC activities. They have asked that chapter’s considering having a count, wait until after November 15th to make a final decision. At this time the Omaha Chapter is leaning towards NOT hosting a count. Stay tuned to our website, social media or feel free to email for updates mid-November.