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Nuthatch by Mike Benkis


Steve Shunk Presents "East Meets West: Nebraska’s Breeding Woodpeckers"

Friday, April 21, 2017
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Fontenelle Forest

**Please Note This is a Change of Date and Location for April’s Program**
The Audubon Society of Omaha (ASO) and Fontenelle Forest have again joined to sponsor a special speaker. This event is free and open to the public.

Steve Shunk, woodpecker specialist, will present on “East Meets West: Nebraska’s Breeding Woodpeckers.” At the heart of the Great Plains, Nebraska bridges a major habitat gap between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River Valley, bringing birds together from both sides of the continent – and woodpeckers offer a prime example.

Steve has spent nearly 20 years studying the charismatic family of birds called woodpeckers. He now lectures and leads birding tours across North America, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Sicily and Borneo.

The culmination of all of Steve’s woodpecker studies is the publication of “Peterson Reference Guide to Woodpeckers of North America” in May of 2016. This is a beautiful book, which covers the natural history of all North American woodpeckers, including many great photographs. If you have a copy of Steve’s book bring it with you and he will sign it.