Join us at Hitchcock Nature Center for a presentation and trail walk with local birder Nic Salick that focuses on the nocturnal birds known as nightjars. We'll learn to identify Common Nighthawks and Eastern Whip-poor-wills, discuss their unique habits, and with some luck, be serenaded by their song after sunset. While we will try not to use flashlights or headlamps during the program, feel free to have one along to help you get back to the lodge when we conclude.
Binoculars will be available to use during the program.
Please note the field portion of this program will involve pedestrian travel over Loess Hills terrain which may be difficult at times.
The fee for this program is $10.00 per person and is open to participants ages 12 and up.
Online pre-registration is required as space is limited. For questions not answered online please 712-545-3283.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 & speaking to staff directly. Cancellations made less than 1 week (7 days) in advance will not be refunded. Program fees for programs cancelled by PCC due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.
While this event is appropriate for all ages it is not pet friendly. Please leave your canine friends at home. Service animals are always welcome. Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge at Hitchcock Nature Center. Weather permitting.
The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resources Director, 227 S. 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.
Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by PCC due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.
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