Welcome to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center!

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Brown Creeper. Photo: Therese Scheller/Audubon Photography Awards

Regular Hours

Our visitor center building is open Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm, and Saturday-Sunday 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Admission is free.

The trails and grounds are open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week. We encourage you to come visit our outdoor spaces and enjoy fresh air and naturebring along your family and walk the trails. But dogs, even on leashes, are not allowed on the prairie trails. Drones are only allowed on our property as part of research activities, and flights must be approved by and scheduled with staff.

We are able to provide and protect this amazing landscape only with the help of private donations. If you would like to make a contribution to help us keep the trails open and the prairie thriving, click on the orange “Donate to Protect Tallgrass Prairie” button on the top of this page. Thank you so much for your support!

Our Mission

The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center focuses on conservation of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem and the birds that rely on it.

Come Visit Us
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Come Visit Us

Miles of walking trails and beautiful vistas await.

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Admission & Supporters
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Admission & Supporters

Becoming a supporter of Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center is fast and convenient.

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Big B.A.D. Birdhouse Project
Get Involved

Big B.A.D. Birdhouse Project

Help build & design our beautiful bird-friendly community!

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Education Programs & Tours
Education

Education Programs & Tours

All ages can have amazing experiences at the prairie.

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Prairies for Grassland Birds
Tallgrass Prairie Management

Prairies for Grassland Birds

Grassland birds benefit from sound prairie management.

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On-site Activities
Education

On-site Activities

Get to know the prairie!

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Bird Sightings
Birds

Bird Sightings

Keep up to date with the latest birds observed on the prairie.

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Great Backyard Bird Count
Events

Great Backyard Bird Count

Friday, February 17, 2023 at 10:00am Central

Details

Birds of Spring Creek Prairie

Bell's Vireo

Latin:  Vireo bellii

Illustration for Bell's Vireo

Bobolink

Latin:  Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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Henslow's Sparrow

Latin:  Centronyx henslowii

Illustration for Henslow's Sparrow

Red-headed Woodpecker

Latin:  Melanerpes erythrocephalus

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Grasshopper Sparrow

Latin:  Ammodramus savannarum

Illustration for Grasshopper Sparrow

Dickcissel

Latin:  Spiza americana

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Eastern Meadowlark

Latin:  Sturnella magna

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Western Meadowlark

Latin:  Sturnella neglecta

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