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Eastern Kingbird by Mike Benkis

DeSoto NWR and Lake Manawa offer winter waterfowl watching

Photo of Cackling goose and Canada goose by Bill Bossman.

Ready for an ice breaker? Join us for our January 20 field trip to DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge. Meet in the visitor center at 9 a.m. and enjoy the warmth of watching birds through the windows. If you do not have an annual pass, the entrance fee is $2.50 per person. Please register for the field trip here at

Then get bundled up for a frozen treat at 9 a.m., February 17, at Lake Manawa. Conor Gearin will share his extensive knowledge as he leads us to the best spots to watch waterfowl. Conor recently moved back to Omaha and is eager to get involved with ASO. Conor is the Managing Producer of BirdNote and holds a Master’s degree in Science Writing from MIT and an MS in Biology from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He knows birds! Register early for this educational outing here. The best viewing location will be determined prior to the trip and emailed to all registered attendees.

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