Latin: Antigone canadensis
Sandhill Crane. Photo: Stephen Kramer/Audubon Photography Awards.
Experience the miraculous migration as more than 1 million Sandhill Cranes stop on the Platte River. Reservations open online only on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 9:00 am CST.
The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary focuses on conservation of the Platte River ecosystem and the birds that rely on it. Due to ongoing construction of the Audubon Center, our temporary visitors' center is located in the white house just east of the Center. We are open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and trails are open from 10 am to 4 pm, hours are subject to change. Viewing blinds are reservation only, and not accessible from the public trails.
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.
Help us continue our important work for Sandhill Cranes and other birds that rely on the Platte River; make a donation today.
As we begin construction as part of our capital campaign, check here for up-to-date information on any building and trail closures. We will also post closures to our social media channels.
Once construction begins, our visitor's center will be closed. We will have a temporary visitor's center and restrooms available. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that wheelchair-accessible restrooms will be available during construction. Most trails will remain open, those that are closed will be clearly marked.
At Rowe Sanctuary, we are:
We continually seek to increase these centers’ accessibility to the public, because we know that people first must learn more about their environment before they are motivated to care for it. These investments will touch everything—from education to habitat conservation, from science-based programming to operations—that Audubon Nebraska does and can achieve at our centers and beyond.