Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival

March 22-25, 2018

Photo: Don Brockmeier

In 2018, Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival will take place March 22-25, bringing 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!

We plan to open on-line registration for the 2018 festival in December. Check this website for the announcement and for updates about the festival's line-up of exciting concurrent sessions, field trips, and more. Stay tuned. If you would like to be a presenter at the festival, see the festival drop-down menu above and select "Speakers" to download a presentation submission form.

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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