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.

Visit Rowe Sanctuary's website to see all their crane watching opportunities to make your trip to Nebraska memorable.
Audubon Nebraska's Crane Festival
Crane Festival

Audubon Nebraska's Crane Festival

The dates are set for our 2020 Crane Festival! Visit our festival page for more details.

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Birding in Nebraska
Birds

Birding in Nebraska

Learn more about birding opportunities throughout the state.

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Audubon Nebraska's Crane Festival Call for Presentations
Crane Festival

Audubon Nebraska's Crane Festival Call for Presentors

We are accepting submissions for presentations during our 50th Crane Festival.

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Birds In Nebraska

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