Welcome to Rowe Sanctuary

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Piping plover Photo: Melissa Groo

Our Mission

Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary focuses on conservation of the Platte River ecosystem and the birds that rely on it.

Help us continue our important work for Sandhill Cranes and other birds that rely on the Platte River; make a donation today

The visitors' center is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks are required indoors for all individuals. Trails are open every day from dawn until dusk.

Reminder: Pets are NOT ALLOWED on the sanctuary at any time.

Birds & Conservation

Birds & Conservation

Protecting habitat for migrating Sandhill Cranes and much more.

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Check out our upcoming programming.

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View press releases and articles from Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary.

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Birds at Rowe Sanctuary

Sandhill Crane

Latin:  Antigone canadensis

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Northern Bobwhite

Latin:  Colinus virginianus

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Belted Kingfisher

Latin:  Megaceryle alcyon

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Latin:  Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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Whooping Crane

Latin:  Grus americana

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Least Tern

Latin:  Sternula antillarum

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Piping Plover

Latin:  Charadrius melodus

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Bald Eagle

Latin:  Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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How you can help, right now