Amanda Filipi will present a program in the theater of the Agate Fossil Beds Visitor Center and out-of-doors (where the birds are) on Sunday, February 17th at 1:30 pm. Her talk will include the background of the Great Backyard Bird Count, birding basics, and common birds of the area.Be sure to dress appropriately and bring your binoculars if you have them; some binoculars will be available to borrow.
Filipi's parents started her interest in birds when she was little.She says, "My parents had a bird field guide by the window and would identify new or visiting birds." As she grew up, she noticed that she knew many of the more common birds and wanted to identify new species. A member of the Wildcat Hills Audubon Society, Filipi previously worked as an educator for the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory where she had many great opportunities to learn from 'seasoned' birders and biologists. She currently works for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center south of Gering, Nebraska.Here she not only gets to watch the birds from the feeders at the Nature Center, but she also gets to share her love of birds and the outdoors.