Birds

Birds of Rowe Sanctuary

Northern Harrier/ Photo: Jerry amEnde
Northern Harrier/ Photo: Jerry amEnde

While we are best known for Sandhill Cranes, Rowe Sanctuary supports hundreds of other bird species year-round. Several species that occur at Rowe Sanctuary require prioritization in conservation efforts because they have small population sizes, important or sizeable populations within the Central Platte River Valley, small or diminishing ranges, or they are experiencing threats and/or declining population trends at the global, regional, or local level. Therefore, a priority species is of particular management concern, since the species’ long-term survival may be threatened. Rowe Sanctuary's priority bird species list guides conservation planning efforts and helps to inform best habitat management practices at Rowe.

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Priority Bird Species

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