Birds

Northern Shrike. Photo: Mick Thompson/Audubon Photography Awards

From Acadian Flycatchers to Yellow-rumped Warblers, 238 bird species have been documented at Spring Creek Prairie. Staff and volunteers offer opportunities to see and learn more about birds throughout the year. See the "Events" tab above to discover what programs are on the calendar. Take time to visit the links below.

Check out this great video from Ethan Freese of the Platte Basin Timelapse. How many birds can you identify by sight and sound? (At the end, see two birds that are rare visitors to eastern Nebraska!)

Spring Creek Prairie March 29th from Platte Basin Timelapse on Vimeo.

Here's a great photo of a meadowlark by our motion detector camera.

Bird Sightings
Birds

Bird Sightings

Keep up to date with the latest birds observed on 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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* To find other great birding spots in Nebraska, go to Audubon Nebraska's "Birding in Nebraska" page.

* Spring Creek Prairie is one of 25 Important Bird Areas in the state. Audubon Nebraska has more about this statewide bird conservation program.

* Listen to BirdNote, weekdays at 10:00 am CST on NET Radio. 

* The National Audubon Society has started a "Plants for Birds" effort to encourage the planting of native grasses, flowers, shrubs, and trees to benefit birds.

Birds at Our Center

Sprague's Pipit

Latin:  Anthus spragueii

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Northern Harrier

Latin:  Circus hudsonius

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Field Sparrow

Latin:  Spizella pusilla

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Harris's Sparrow

Latin:  Zonotrichia querula

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Baltimore Oriole

Latin:  Icterus galbula

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Belted Kingfisher

Latin:  Megaceryle alcyon

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Willow Flycatcher

Latin:  Empidonax traillii

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Indigo Bunting

Latin:  Passerina cyanea

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