Birding Event at Teal View Wetland Education Area


Avian enthusiasts are invited to participate in a bird watching event on Saturday, May 4, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Teal View Wetland Education Area near Hampton. This public access wetland is managed by the Upper Big Blue Natural Resources District and is frequented by thousands of birds each year.  Thanks to a partnership with Nebraska Game and Parks, the NRD will have 20 sets of binoculars and birding guides available for use at the event. There is no cost to attend and some refreshments will be provided.

Bring a friend and explore nature’s wonders in a wetland, one of Nebraska’s most important and endangered landscapes. Participants are encouraged to:

  • Wear quiet clothing (no noisy fabrics or buckles) in natural colors to blend in with the wetland surroundings (camo optional!)
  • Bring something to sit on.  
  • Plan for stillness. Participants will spread out in the space and observe wildlife quietly. The birding activity will be self-guided.
  • Bring a camera or journal to record your experience.
  • Plan ahead: Teal View is minimally developed and has no bathroom facilities. 
  • Use bug spray and wear appropriate clothing to deter ticks and other critters.