Travel the Winner's Circle
Visit South-Central Nebraska this spring to be part of some of the best midwest birding experiences! The Nebraska Spring Birding Trifecta includes:
- See the American White Pelicans, one of North America's largest birds, arrive by the thousands at the Harlan County Reservoir, usually between March 1 and April 15. There is no fee to view the birds, which can usually be seen from the Harlan County Dam and from shorelines and marinas near Republican City and Alma,*
- Watch over 500,000 Sandhill Cranes migrate through the Platte River Valley, with the largest numbers usually in March. For more information on tours, call 800-652-9435.
- View the alluring mating dance of the Greater Prairie Chickens on a tour arranged by the McCook/Red Willow County Visitors Bureau, 308-345-1200.
* Free Birding Boat Tours for out-of-town visitors to see the Pelicans at the Harlan County Reservoir are being scheduled now for the period of March 24 through April 1, courtesy of the Harlan County Lake Association. Contact us through this site to schedule your tour.
Artists and Collectors: check out the new online art gallery that features "Fine Art from Towns under 10,000", hosted by Nebraska Rural Living (nebraskaruralliving.com).
posted on September 20, 2016