Blue Jay. Photo: John Pizniur/Great Backyard Bird Count
From Acadian Flycatchers to Yellow-rumped Warblers, 238 bird species have been documented at Spring Creek Prairie (a rusty blackbird was added to the list in January 2021!). 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!)
Here's a great photo of a meadowlark by our motion detector camera.
* 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.