Birding A Lifelong Activity for the Curious

Wachiska Audubon presents
Birding: A Lifelong Activity for the Curious  

Thursday, March 13, at 7:00 p.m. 
Everett Dick Administration Auditorium
Union College Campus / 3800 South 48th
Lincoln, NE 

Dan Wheeler and Dave Titterington, two passionate birders, will describe some of the reasons they enjoy birding and watching wildlife and will invite others to describe their own reasons for doing so. Dave and Dan will highlight some of their experiences in classes and on trips as well as describe some of the opportunities available. The session will close with anticipation of some of our “old friends” who will be winging their way into Nebraska in the near future. Spring in Nebraska is a natural wonder to behold!  This program should be of interest to all enjoy birding and wildlife watching.

Dan Wheeler grew up in West Virginia and was a counselor at Oglebay Nature Camps. He had the opportunity to learn bird songs, especially warblers, from professionals as well as serious lay people. His original goal was to be a professional ornithologist, and he has always birded wherever he has traveled or lived. Since 1978, he has been a faculty member at both UNO and most recently at UNL. Dan and Dave have taught the OLLI birding course for four spring sessions and will be teaching it again this April.

Dave Titterington has lived in Lincoln since he was three years old. He graduated from Pius X High School. A few years ago he chaired the Nebraska Birding Trails and is a member at large on the steering committee of the Nebraska Bird Partnership. He is well known to most bird feeders in the Lincoln area as he and his wife, Linda, are the owners of Wild Bird Habitat Stores which were founded in 1993.  Dave’s business specializes in backyard bird feeding with an emphasis on bird conservation, environmental education, and outdoor birding recreation. Over the past 20 years Wild Bird Habitat has funded, sponsored, and participated in community projects related to promoting and sustaining Nebraska’s rich birding heritage. The Wild Bird Habitat Stores have received numerous honors including the “Howard Wiegers-Journal Star Outstanding Conservationist,” the Edna Shield’s “Sharing Nature with Children Award,” Wachiska Audubon’s “Lyman Award,” and the Better Business Bureau’s “Integrity Award.”

The public is invited to this presentation; refreshments will follow.

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