For over 40 years, Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary has protected critical habitat within the Platte River Valley for birds and other wildlife that depend on it. Rowe Sanctuary continues to grow as a leader in conservation planning and advocacy work in the region, and works in cooperation with several conservation organizations to provide optimum roosting habitat on the river for Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes, nesting habitat for Interior Least Terns and Piping Plovers, and breeding habitat for grassland obligate bird species.
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Sandhill Cranes are what we are known for, but you can finds lots of other species of birds on Rowe Sanctuary throughout the year.
Learn how the habitat staff manages the prairies at Rowe Sanctuary.
Learn how our staff manages the Platte River habitat.
Transforming Nebraska communities into places where birds flourish.
Click here for up-to-date info on our plans for this year's crane season!
Volunteers are critical to the operations at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary. Take a look at our volunteer opportunities and consider joining this incredible team.
Your generous support helps to ensure that Sandhill Cranes and other wildlife that depend on the Platte River will have this wonderful resource for years to come.
Our gift shop has a wide variety of items and your purchase supports our conservation efforts along the Platte River in south-central Nebraska.