Great Sandhill Crane Migration

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Date: Saturday, 10th March 2018 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Venue: BrushBuck Wildlife Tours, Inc.  |  City: Jackson, United States

Join us as we chase the Great Sandhill Crane Migration in Kearney Nebraska. An estimated 500,000 sandhill cranes gather on the banks of the Platte River, creating one of the true wildlife spectacles of North America. In addition to the Sandhill Crane, you’ll see 40 to 50 different species of birds: Common Mergansers and the Northern Shoveler Redheads, Canvasbacks, and Northern Pintail Green-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, and American Pelican Snow Geese, Canada Geese, and Red-winged Blackbird Horned larks, Grasshopper Sparrows, and Western Meadowlark Cedar Waxwing, Greater Prairie Chicken (Grouse), and the Sharp-tailed Grouse Hawks: Red-tailed, Sharp-shinned, and Rough-legged Bald Eagles, Wild Turkey, and the Great Horned Owl We will also have a great chance to see coyote, Red fox, Mule deer, and Whitetail deer. The five day- four night tour includes lodging, refreshments, airport pickup and drop-off in Omaha, the use of binoculars/spotting scopes, and crane viewing blinds. Day 1: An Evening on the Prairie After you arrive at the Omaha airport, we will take you to our lodge out on the prairie. You’ll enjoy a beautiful prairie sunset and a possible star lit night walk after dinner and sundowners. Accommodations: Calamus Outfitters Lodge Meal: Dinner Day 2: Prairie Chickens and Switzer Ranch Day two starts early for Prairie chicken viewing with our Calamus Outfitter guide. We will view prairie chicken leks (breeding areas) as males compete for breeding rights. Expect lots of action early before we head back to the lodge for brunch; we’ll then depart for bird and wildlife viewing in the afternoon around the Switzer Ranch. Accommodations: Calamus Outfitters Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 3: Calamus Lake Expect to start your day with a beautiful sunrise as we wait to catch a glimpse of the Sharp-tailed Grouse in our early morning blinds. After brunch, we will depart for Calamus Lake where in March 2014, Brushbuck guests saw over 100 Bald Eagles and 20 different species of other birds. Accommodations: Holiday Inn or similar in Kearney, Nebraska Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 4: Sandhill Crane Viewing/Audubon Society Viewing Blinds See one of Earth’s most spectacular wildlife events as thousands of sandhill cranes take flight in the beautiful Platte River sunrise. We will watch this scene unfold from the Audubon Society viewing blinds on Rowe Sanctuary. After morning crane viewing and brunch, guests will have an opportunity to attend their choice of guest speakers covering many different wildlife subjects. We will head back out to catch cranes coming in to roost for the evening. Accommodations: Holiday Inn or similar in Kearney, Nebraska Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 5: Return to Omaha BrushBuck guests will depart early so we can stop for wildlife viewing on our way to Omaha to catch flights home. Meal: Breakfast

 

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(888) 282-5868
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Address
490 US-89, Jackson
WY 83001, United States

 

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  • From Saturday, 10th March 2018 01:00 PM to Wednesday, 14th March 2018 04:00 PM
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