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