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Memorial Day Hours: The Nature Center will be open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday, May 27

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Christmas Bird Count at Fontenelle Forest

December 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Are you a beginning birder looking to improve your skills? Are you interested in citizen science? Join us at Fontenelle Forest and participate in the 125th Annual Christmas Bird Count!

The Christmas Bird Count is a bird count that takes place every year around the holiday season! The Christmas Bird Count has been happening since 1900, and this year you can help! Join us on a naturalist-guided bird count on the trails or boardwalk near the Nature Center. We will be hiking snow or shine, so make sure you come dressed for the weather! We’ll start with a brief history of the CBC, then hit the trails with a naturalist! Naturalists will lead hikes out to the Boardwalk or surrounding trails, but you can also opt to count birds inside by the bird feeders. We have binoculars available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis, but we encourage you to bring your own!

After the count is finished, we will have hot chocolate and coffee in the Forest Room as we tally our results! This is a family-friendly event, and we’ll also have crafts and coloring pages for children available.

This event will start with a brief presentation about the Christmas Bird Count, then will break into our hiking groups and hit the trails! Refreshments, crafts and tallying our results will take place from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM.

DATE: December 21
TIME: 8:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M.
LOCATION: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

PROGRAM FEE: This event is free for members or with daily admission. View daily admission prices here.






Did you know? Fontenelle Forest is a 501c3 private, nonprofit that owns Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, and Neale Woods Nature Reserve in Omaha. We work hard to protect and conserve over 2,100 acres and 24 miles of trails for current and future generations to explore and enjoy. Founded in 1913, Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska’s oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.

Daily admission, memberships, program/event registrations and donations directly support Fontenelle Forest’s mission of conservation, education and outdoor recreation. Thank you for your support! 

Call 402-731-3140. 
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December 21
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Fontenelle Forest
1111 Bellevue Blvd North
Bellevue, NE 68005 United States
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