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Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival

Experience the Sandhill Cranes and much more in a fun filled weekend.
Photo: Don Brockmeier

In its 47th year, Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival brings together hundreds of crane lovers from around the country to Kearney, Nebraska, to interact with a wide range of environmental speakers, take part in incredible birding trips, and, best of all, experience the world's largest gathering of Sandhill Cranes!

This year's Saturday night banquet speaker will be actress and author Jane Alexander. In addition, the festival will also feature Iliana Pena, Director of Conservation from Audubon Texas; and Matt Anderson, Audubon's Vice President of Climate Change.

To learn more about  the festival's line-up of exciting concurrent sessions and field trips please visit Audubon Nebraska's festival page.

To receive periodic e-mail updates on festival news and activities, please write nebraska@audubon.org. If you can’t make the festival but still want to see the Sandhill Cranes, call Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary, (308) 468-5282, to learn more about crane viewing options.

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