Schedule

2015 Schedule

Please note:

Family-friendly activities and live animal shows in the Wild Experience Room on Saturday are free and open to the public.

Space is limited in the crane viewing river blinds at Rowe Sanctuary both Friday and Saturday during the Crane Festival. Make your trip reservations early! Note earlier start times for the blinds.

Registration forms must be completed online or postmarked by February 28 to receive early registration prices.

Thursday, March 19

7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pre-Festival Full-Day Birding Trip

4:00 p.m.

Prairie Grouse Lek Viewing (returning 3:00 P.M. Friday) – Due to trip’s popularity, the trip fee is non-refundable.

5:30–9:00 p.m.

Sunset Crane Viewing Blind Trip
Friday, March 20

5:30–9:00 a.m.

Sunrise Crane Viewing Blind Trip

6:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Full-Day Birding Trip

7:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Half-Day Birding Trip

3:30–8:30 p.m.

Sandhill Crane Behavior and Viewing Blind Trip with Keanna Leonard, Rowe Sanctuary

5:30–9:00 p.m.

Sunset Crane Viewing Blind Trip
Saturday, March 21

5:30–9:00 a.m.

Sunrise Crane Viewing Blind Trip

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Breakfast
Concurrent sessions: (Morning and afternoon – to be announced)

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Lunch (served 12:30-1:30) Speaker: Joseph Ryan, VP for Climate Change and Strategic Initiatives, NAS Climate Change – National Audubon Society (1:00-2:00)
 7:00-9:00 p.m. Banquet (served 7:00-8:00) Speaker: Scott Weidensaul (8:00-9:00)
Sunday, March 22
8:30-9:30 a.m. Breakfast: Speaker: Marian Langan, Executive Director Audubon Nebraska

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