The public is invited to attend the free Lincoln Bird EnCOUNTer at two branch libraries Saturday, February 8. The fun and educational family event is sponsored by Lincoln City Libraries, the Wild Bird Habitat Stores, Wachiska Audubon and the Nebraska Games and Parks Commission. The event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at both Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior St., and Gere Branch Library, 2400 S. 56th St.
People of all ages are invited to come watch, explore and learn about birds. Participants will have the opportunity to make a burlap bag full of nesting materials or a pine cone feeder. The event also includes instruction on how to use binoculars for bird watching and how to identify bird songs as well as crafts, games and live raptors.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to visit www.birdsource.org/gbbc to learn more about The Great Backyard Bird Count, a nationwide event taking place February 14 through 17.
More information on these events is available by contacting Vicki Wood, Lincoln City Libraries, at 402-441-8565, or by visiting lincolnlibraries.org.