Crane Season

Crane Behavior Basics

Daily at 3:00 pm | March 4 - April 9
Sandhill Crane Photo: Don Brockmeier

Supplement your crane experience at Rowe Sanctuary with Crane Behavior Basics class. This program is held daily at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center. You will learn all about Rowe Sanctuary’s conservation efforts and the 1 million cranes who join us each season. The program uses high quality video to teach participants about basic crane behaviors and provide other interesting information about these incredible birds. This class is designed for all levels of Craniac! Make your reservation here!

Cost: $10 per person (plus taxes and fees)

Time and Duration: 45 minutes. Daily at 3:00 pm from March 4 to April 8

Location: Program begins at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center, at 44450 Elm Island Road, Gibbon, NE 68840. Drive time from south Kearney to the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center is approximately 20-25 minutes. From Grand Island, drive time is 45-50 minutes.

Please be aware that ALL of our current programming is subject to change.

All programming can be cancelled and refunds given, when the National Weather Service issues a Weather Warning.

We evaluate local conditions daily to determine the extent that crane viewing opportunities can take place. The safety of our staff, volunteers, and guests are the utmost priority.

Rowe Sanctuary’s current plan for operating during the Crane Season:

We will be working with our local health department, two rivers public health department, the state of Nebraska and the National Audubon Society as guidance on our safety procedures during the Crane Season. Please realize all tours are subject to cancellation and refunds will be available when Covid-19 precautions change our scheduling.

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