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Eastern Bluebird. Photo: Sujata Roy/Great Backyard Bird Count

In Memory of Paul Johnsgard

Paul Johnsgard was an internationally-known ornithologist, writer, educator, photographer and so much more. His passion for the Sandhill Crane migration was inspirational, we felt honored to have him volunteer with us and throughout the Audubon network each year. As a friend to so many across Audubon, he will be dearly missed. 

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In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent here or to our sister center, Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.

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

Updated June 23, 2021: The visitors' center is open Monday through Friday from 10am - 4pm, closed on Saturday and Sunday. Masks are not required in the building for people who are fully vaccinated. Trails are open every day from dawn to 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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Blues on the Banks

Blues on the Banks

August 14, 2021 at Rowe Sanctuary Central




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Birds at Rowe Sanctuary

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