Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival

Photo: Don Brockmeier

March 16-19, 2017 - Kearney, Nebraska

On-line registration has begun. Please see the "Registration" link in the drop down menu in the Crane Festival tab above for directions.

In its 47th year, Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival brings together hundreds of crane lovers from around the country to Kearney, Nebraska, to interact with a wide range of environmental speakers, take part in incredible birding trips, and, best of all, experience the world's largest gathering of Sandhill Cranes!

The Saturday night banquet speaker will be actress and author Jane Alexander. In addition, the festival will also feature Iliana Pena, Director of Conservation from Audubon Texas; and Matt Anderson, Audubon's Vice President of Climate Change.

This website will be updated with the festival's line-up of exciting concurrent sessions, field trips, and more. Stay tuned.

To receive periodic e-mail updates on festival news and activities, please write If you can’t make the festival but still want to see the Sandhill Cranes, call Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary, (308) 468-5282, to learn about more crane viewing options.


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