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The Great Migration: Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska


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Thursday, March 7, 2024
7:00pm Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

12 & Up

$5 per person

One of the world's greatest migrations in underway with over half a million sandhill cranes congregating along the Platte River basin in Central Nebraska!  Join avid birder Nic Salick with The Nature Conservancy to learn more about these fascinating birds, their remarkable journey, and what's being done to protect and preserve their critical habitat. Nic will also share some tips on best viewing if you want to experience the spectacle in person.

This indoor program is designed for learners age 12 & over please. Cost is $5.00 per person & includes park admission. Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

Nic Salick headshot

Facilitator: Nic Salick has worked in the conservation field for over a decade, much of which has focused on better understanding birds and their habitats. His work in field ornithology has spanned from the grasslands of the Midwest and Great Plains to the deserts of the Southwest and the wetlands of the central flyway. Previously he worked as a private lands wildlife biologist in the Loess Hills and Missouri River region where he supported landowners and farmers to incorporate wildlife and improve their habitat offerings. Currently, Nic is a Development Officer for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. Even when not at work he has nature on the brain. He enjoys hiking the Loess Hills, birding, hunting behind his trusty dog Greta, and enjoying a book in his hammock.

Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Processing fees will not be refunded. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs canceled by Pottawattamie Conservation due to weather or other circumstances will be fully refunded. 

Registration confirmation and event details, including important updates in the event of weather or other circumstances, will be sent to the email address entered when registering. Make sure to check junk/spam folders. Pottawattamie Conservation is not responsible for missed emails.

2024 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Map to The Great Migration: Sandhill Cranes in Nebraska

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