Birds

Meadowlarks, cranes, and all those dancing chickens!

Greater Prairie Chicken. Photo: Ly Dang.

From east to west, north to south, the diversity of Nebraska habitats -- Missouri River riparian areas, eastern tallgrass prairie, wetlands of the Rainwater Basin, the Platte and Niobrara rivers, the Sandhills and Pine Ridge areas -- make the state a challenging and rewarding birding destination.

Sandhill Cranes begin arriving in central Nebraska in mid-February, with peak numbers occurring in late March. To get you in the crane watching mood, watch this beautiful, inspiring video, narrated in part by Rowe Sanctuary Director Bill Taddicken.

Birding in Nebraska
Birds

Birding in Nebraska

Learn more about birding opportunities throughout the state.

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Nebraska Crane Festival
Crane Festival

Nebraska Crane Festival

One of the world's great animal migrations

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Audubon Nebraska Fights for Whooping Cranes by Supporting Lawsuit
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Audubon Nebraska Fights for Whooping Cranes by Supporting Lawsuit

Audubon joins in amicus brief supporting lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concerning threats to migrating Whooping Cranes.

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New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change
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New Audubon Science: Two-Thirds of North American Birds at Risk of Extinction Due to Climate Change

Enter your zip code into Audubon’s Birds and Climate Visualizer and it will show you how climate change will impact your birds and your community and includes ways you can help.

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