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KEARNEY, NEBRASKA

Migration of the Sandhill Cranes: A World-Class Experience

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Program #7346RJ
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.
The Central Flyway, a migration route following America’s Great Plains, is one of the most active birding regions in the Western Hemisphere. This environment supports the greatest birding diversity in the Midwest: 425 species travel through, 275 spend significant time and 90 species nest. Even in this environment, the migration of 600,000 Sandhill Cranes heading northward is a spectacular event. Expert lectures set the stage for observing the cranes, waterfowl, neo-tropicals and endangered species.


Highlights

• Observe Sandhill Cranes, magnificent birds with a wingspan of up to eight feet, up close from riverside viewing blinds.
• In the Platte River Basin, an environment of conservation wetlands, grasslands and farms, encounter some of the 145 species that have been identified here.
• Raptor Recovery Nebraska, where injured birds of prey recuperate and are released back to the wild will visit the group with a live raptor presentation.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to a half mile; some uneven terrain.

Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.


Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Mar 17 — Mar 22, 2013 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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