For 50 years, Audubon Nebraska's Crane Festival has been a destination for hundreds of wildlife lovers to experience the arrival of the sandhill cranes. While past festivals have taken place over a two-to-four-day period, starting in 2021 the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary will be expanding the festival to be a month-long celebration of one of the great animal migrations in the world. From breathtaking crane viewing experiences in discovery stations along the Platte River to engaging family-fun events, there will be programs for everyone held throughout the migration season.
Visit Rowe Sanctuary's website to see what events you'd like to take part in during your own migration to see the cranes.
Related to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be evaluating local conditions to determine the extent that Rowe's public events and crane viewing opportunities can take place. The safety of our staff, volunteers, and guests are the utmost priority, and we hope our discovery stations will be able to be opened to the public beginning next March.