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Nebraska Crane Season

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March 8, 2024 April 7, 2024

Every March, over a million Sandhill Cranes converge on the Platte River Valley in central Nebraska to fuel up before continuing north to their nesting grounds. Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary is at the heart of this magnificent crane staging area. 

Rowe Sanctuary offers daily guided tours at sunrise and sunset to view the spectacular concentrations of Sandhill Cranes on their river roosts from new “discovery stations” strategically placed along the Platte River close to Sandhill Crane roosts. Multiple viewing opportunities are available for nature enthusiasts, bird lovers, and photographers to witness this historic migration.  Other programs and activities for the whole family will also be offered at Rowe throughout the crane migration.

Reservations for 2024 crane season will open early January 2024. Reservations may be made online at our website,, or by calling 308-468-5282.


Ian Nicholson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary


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Audubon Rowe Sanctuary

44450 Elm Island Road
Gibbon, NE 68840 United States
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