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BEGINS IN: KEARNEY, NEBRASKA

Birding the Plains and Sandhills of Nebraska: Cranes and Grouse

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Program #1259RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
Mar 23, 2014
3:00-5:00 PM check in at hotel, meet at 5 pm in hotel lobby for introductions followed by dinner
You will be staying at the Microtel Inn Hotel that night.
Location: Kearney, NE
Nearest highway: Interstate 80
Nearest airport: Kearney

End of Program
Mar 28, 2014
Group will return around 11:30 am to Kearney for independent departures.
You will be staying at the Calamus Outfitter at Switzer Ranch the night before.
Location: Kearney, NE
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Hotel

Description: Within walking distance to restaurants.

Contact info:
104 Talmadge
Kearney, NE 68847 USA
phone: 308-698-3003
web: www.microtelinn.com/

Facility amenities: Free High Speed Wireless Internet Available In All Areas Free Local and Long Distance Calls Guest Laundry Free 24hr Self Serve Business Center 32 inch Flat Screen TV including Most major TV Channels including CNN, Fox News, HBO and ESPN Free Use of Printer, Copy and Fax Machine Non Smoking Rooms Exercise room with TV, Treadmill, Stair Climber, Egrometer and Gym-In-A-Bag Interior Corridors Elevator Microwave, Fridge and Sofa Bed Available In Some Rooms Disability Accessible Rooms- TTY Telephones and Auxiliary Aids Available Wheelchair Accessibility Pet Friendly Property Clock/Radio, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer and Workdesk Available in All Rooms Meeting Room With High Speed Internet Access Audio Visual Equipment- TV/DVD In Meeting Room Wake Up Call Service 24hr Front Desk Free Local Newspaper Available / USA Today Available Dataports, Message Alerts and Modem or Second Phone Line Security Features include Electronic Lock, Extra Lighting, Smoke Detectors, Sprinkler System and Safe Deposit Box

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for information
Call hotel for reservations

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Lodge

Description: Calamus Outfitters is a family owned business providing outdoor recreational activities for people of all ages. Activities such as bird watching, upland bird hunting, deer hunting, tubing, tanking and swimming in the Calamus river, horseback riding and photography are available for your enjoyment. A fourth generation cattle operation, Calamus Outfitters is located on the Switzer Ranch, and it is located in the north central Nebraska Sandhills. Blessed with abundant native grasses and ample underground and surface water, the Switzer ranch is truly located in "God's Cow Country".

Contact info:
83720 Valleyview Ave.
Burwell, NE 68823 USA
phone: 308-346-4697
web: www.calamusoutfitters.com/index.htm

Facility amenities: Let the Switzer family be your hosts as you make lasting memories on a true working ranch. Calamus Outfitters has two beautiful lodges that can accommodate approx. 20 people each as well as four rustic cabins that can each accommodate up to 6 people. Lodges each have 5 private rooms with 5 private baths, common area and full kitchen. Located just off Hwy 96 on the Calamus Reservoir.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences

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