Birds of Rowe Sanctuary

Sandhill Cranes are what we are known for, but you can finds lots of other species of birds on Rowe Sanctuary throughout the year.  Below is a sample of what you can see on the sanctuary and the surrounding area, including our priority bird species.

Priority Bird Species

Rowe Sanctuary’s priority bird species are birds of significant conservation need, for which our targeted management actions can lead to improvement in status. Each of these species has been identified by Audubon and one or more of our conservation partners as declining or vulnerable to decline on or within the region of the Central Platte River. These species also represent each of the major habitat types present on the Sanctuary and can serve as indicators of the effectiveness of our conservation efforts.

Our priority species at present are (in alphabetical order) Bell's Vireo, Bobolink, Dickcissel, Grasshopper Sparrow, Interior Least Tern, Piping Plover, Sandhill Crane, Upland Sandpiper and Whooping Crane.  Two species that we hope will utilize the habitat at Rowe Sanctuary in the future are Greater Prairie-Chicken and Henslow's Sparrow.  For more information on these species, click on the Bird Cards below.

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