Sandhill Crane Migration Trip


March 29 and 30, 2022

Departs from Lauritzen Gardens: 1 p.m. on March 29, 2022, returns to Lauritzen Gardens: noon on March 30, 2022

Journey along the Platte River valley and experience hundreds of thousands of beautiful Sandhill cranes during their majestic spring migration. This is a must-see tour where you will enjoy one of nature's treasures, and is also a great chance for unique birding and photography opportunities.

The tour includes two private viewings (evening at sunset and morning at sunrise) of the Sandhill cranes at Rowe Sanctuary in Kearney, Neb., transportation, hotel accommodations, meals and snacks, as well as a stop at the The Crane Trust. Registration and payment are due by February 28.

For additional information, contact Christine Jacobsen at (402) 346-4002, ext. 212 or

Please note: The blind is a 1/2 mile walk on muddy and uneven ground with no alternative transportation. The sunrise viewing will require walking in the dark with only supplemental light. If there is any activity that you are unable to do or if you have a concern, please contact us before booking this nature experience. 


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