The Wild Bird Habitat Store
Connecting people with nature since 1993
2010 has been another busy year of birding at the Wild Bird Habitat Stores. Starting with our annual statewide promotion in February for the Great Backyard Bird Count it was pretty non-stop from there. Throughout the year we presented a number of outreach programs on various aspects of birding such as attracting Purple Martins, landscaping for wildlife, backyard bird feeding and more. Our Winter Bird Feeding workshop at the Nature Center was well attended and a great time. We had numerous marketing events at Wild Bird Habitat South where we exhibited birds of prey from the Pioneers Park Nature Center. And the weekly summer series Animal Antics at the Nature center was another huge success.
In early spring Wild Bird Habitat co-facilitated a six week OLLIE (Oscher Lifelong Learning Institute) class on bird watching with Dan Wheeler, Professor Emeritus College of Agriculture, University of Nebraska Lincoln. It was so well received another is planned for 2011. In August we began construction of the live Turkey Vulture exhibit at the pioneers Park nature Center funded by the Wild Bird Habitat Store, Todd Rivers of Rivers Metal Products, and Lincoln City Parks and Recreation. It was completed in September.
Our annual fund raiser for Raptor Recovery Nebraska was exciting as the staff from Raptor Recovery spent four hours at the Wild Bird Habitat Store South exhibiting and talking about a variety of rehabilitated raptors. The event ended with Doug Finch of RRN presenting Remington, an adult Bald Eagle. More than 300 people attended the event.
October wrapped up with the Wild Bird Habitat Stores sponsoring booths for the Nebraska Bird Partnership and Nebraska Birding Trails at the National Watchable Wildlife Conference and the Nebraska Tourism Conference. The theme was focused on bird watching opportunities across Nebraska.
2010 has been a great year but already, even before the Holidays, we are focusing on events and activities in 2011 kicking off with the spring bird migration across Nebraska. There are lots of events planned and the Wild Bird Habitat Stores will surely be involved and provide support.
Wild Bird Habitat would like to thank all our local and Internet customers who patronize our business. Be assured that when you do, you are helping to support many bird related activities and projects in our community and state. And since birds have no borders, what we do here benefits birds everywhere. The Wild Bird Habitat Stores remain committed to wildlife conservation, environmental education and outdoor recreation.
Thank you from the staff at Wild Bird Habitat.
Lincoln Stores: Margo, Gary, Katie, MaryAnn, Phil, Molly, Sharlie, Frances, Trissa and
Dave & Linda
Omaha Store: Bing & Luann
Dave Titterington, Wild Bird Habitat Store