Important Bird Areas

Schramm Park State Recreation Area

Site Description: This 332-acre Nebraska Game and Parks Commission area lies along the Platte River between Lincoln and Omaha, and contains some excellent riparian and upland woodlands plus over five miles of hiking trails.

Ornithological Summary: Schramm Park is one of the most popular birding destinations in spring as the woodlands fill with warblers during migration. All sorts of passerine migrants can be found, including Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Summer and Scarlet Tanagers, and Olive-sided Flycatchers. Whip-poor-wills can be heard here, the otherwise rare Kentucky Warbler is a regular summer resident, and there is an active Bald Eagle nest present.


For more information, call or write Kevin Poague, Important Bird Areas Coordinator, Audubon Nebraska, P.O. Box 117, 11700 SW 100th Street, Denton, NE 68339 402-797-2301, Fax: 402-797-2304.

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