Photo: Whooping Crane. Photo: David Browning.

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 and gift shop is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are recommended indoors for all individuals. 

Pets on a leash are only allowed in the parking lot and in a designated pet exercise are east of the parking lot. No pets are allowed on the trails.

As we begin construction as part of our capital campaign, keep an eye out in this section for up to date information on any building and trail closures. Check out more information on the campaign here.


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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