Audubon Nebraska will host the 43rd annual Rivers and Wildlife Celebration, “Nebraska’s Crane Festival,” during March 21st through the 24th.  This festival gathers together nature enthusiasts from across the country at the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, which is an 808-acre tallgrass prairie sanctuary and education center located twenty minutes southwest of Lincoln.  The festival is centered around the opportunity to witness the migration of over half a million sandhill cranes and millions of snow geese, waterfowl and other birds throughout central Nebraska, but also offers a wealth of educational opportunities such as guest speakers, workshops, field trips to hot spots, and visits to crane viewing blinds throughout Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary.  In addition, there is a family-friendly Wild Experience Room that will feature live animals and fun hands-on activities for all ages, and will be free and open to the public on Saturday, March 23rd.

To register or for more information, please contact the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center at (402) 797-2301 or you can access their website at