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Crane Behavior Basics

Designed for all levels of Craniac!
Sandhill Crane Photo: Don Brockmeier

Supplement your crane viewing experience at Rowe Sanctuary with Crane Behavior Basics class. This program is held daily and will occur in person during the 2022 migration. 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! Reserve your space here.

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

Time and Duration: 1 hour. Daily at 2:30 pm from March 5 to April 10

Location: Program begins at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center, at 44450 Elm Island Road, Gibbon, NE 68840. Take I-80 Exit 285 (Gibbon exit) and drive south two miles to Elm Island Road, then turn west (right) onto Elm Island Road and travel two miles to the Center parking lot entrance located on the north side of the road. 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.

We will be evaluating local conditions throughout the crane migration in order to determine the extent that Rowe Sanctuary’s public events and crane viewing opportunities can take place. The safety of our staff, volunteers, and guests are the utmost priority.

As you begin planning for your 2022 crane viewing experience; please use the following guidelines to assist in your decision making.

Rowe Sanctuary’s current plan for operating during the 2022 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 2022 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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