Date: 2/8/18 3:22 pm
From: Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler...>
Subject: [Tweeters] suggestions received about viewing Platte River Sandhill Crane migration
Hi Tweeters,

Thanks again to everyone who responded to my request for advice and
suggestions concerning viewing the Sandhill Crane migration along the
Platte River in Nebraska. Here are the links to the events/groups that
were mentioned:

http://ne.audubon.org/birds/crane-festival
https://cranetrust.org/explore/crane-migration-tours/
http://www.calamusoutfitters.com/

These give you various options for seeing the cranes, including viewing
from specific locations such as from blinds on the Rowe Sanctuary and other
venues that are specific to each group. There are also opportunities to
view other prairie species such as Greater Prairie Chicken and Sharp-tailed
Grouse at their leks. The Audubon festival runs only from March 23-25.
It's nexus is at the Holiday Inn in Kearney. The Crane Trust trips are
centered at Grand Island, about an hour form Kearney.

A few folks also mentioned that they did additional crane watching on
their own at various other public access locations. I'm sure that there
are other websites, but the Kearney Visitors Bureau provides information
for these:

https://visitkearney.org/

More information can be found on eBird, of course.

Now I am going to work on willing some Whooping Cranes to land in a field
that I'll be watching.

Lonnie Somer
Seattle

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