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Sandhill Cranes are quite social, which makes observing them interesting and entertaining. It is not uncommon to see them dancing together during the day. The best time to view the cranes at the Rowe Sanctuary is usually March and early April, when they are on their way north. On their way back south, the cranes typically fly over the Platte River Valley between September and November; it is unusual for them to linger in the valley, as they do in the spring.

Burchard Lake, south of Lincoln, is a good spot to view fascinating prairie chickens. Those willing to be up before dawn will find the male’s mating dances well worth the effort. A little bird viewing before breakfast stimulates the appetite – and it is always good to sit down to a meal at a Nebraska B&B or Unique Lodging ready to eat.

In Northwest Nebraska, the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument is a great spot to view ring-neck pheasants and sharp-tailed grouse year round. Many other species stop here during their annual migration, thanks to the rich wetlands of the Niobrara River. In the Northeast, you’ll want to bring your binoculars to the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area. Wild turkey and bald eagles are frequently spotted here.

Bird enthusiasts know about Nebraska. It is easy to include a little bird watching in your Nebraska getaway, or to build your entire itinerary around birds. Many Nebraska B&Bs and Unique Lodgings are located near excellent birding spots around the state.

Sandhill Cranes are the first birds that come to mind when thinking about birding in Nebraska. There is fossil evidence indicating that these birds have lived in what is now Nebraska for millions of years, and they are still thriving today. A good place to learn about Sandhill Cranes is at the Rowe Sanctuary in the Platte River Valley, near Gibbon. The Platte River Valley is an essential stopover for the cranes during their spring migration to nesting grounds in the north; the shallow channels and sandbars of the river provides a safe place for the birds to rest, and nearby abundant farmland provides ample food for them.

If you are looking for something different for your next vacation, we hope you’ll consider exploring Nebraska’s Birding Opportunities.

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Burchell's White Hill Farmhouse Inn

Burchell's White Hill Farmhouse Inn is located northwest of Minden and is Central Nebraska's "Newest" Old Country Inn.

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