Welcome to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center!

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Northern Harrier. Photo: Brady Karg/Audubon

Winter Hours

Starting November 2023, our visitor center building will be open for "winter hours," Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm, and weekends 12:30-4:30 pm. These special hours will continue through February 2024. 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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Job Announcement
About

Job Announcement

Spring Creek Prairie has an opening for a seasonal habitat technician.

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Public Programs
Education

Public Programs

Bird and wildflower walks, family nature experiences, poetry and gardening workshops, and lots more offered year-round.

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Education Programs & Tours
Education

Education Programs & Tours

All ages can have amazing experiences at 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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Return of the THUNDERBIRDS
Events

Return of the THUNDERBIRDS

Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 10:00am Central

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Third Tuesday Bird Outings
Events

Third Tuesday Bird Outings

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 8:00am Central

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Sandhill Cranes. Photo: Gary Crandall.

Birds of Spring Creek Prairie

Bell's Vireo

Latin:  Vireo bellii

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Bobolink

Latin:  Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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Henslow's Sparrow

Latin:  Centronyx henslowii

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Red-headed Woodpecker

Latin:  Melanerpes erythrocephalus

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Grasshopper Sparrow

Latin:  Ammodramus savannarum

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Dickcissel

Latin:  Spiza americana

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Eastern Meadowlark

Latin:  Sturnella magna

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Field Sparrow

Latin:  Spizella pusilla

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