American Tree Sparrow Photo: Bette Parette
From Acadian Flycatchers to Yellow-rumped Warblers, 233 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.
3rd Tuesday Bird Walks: Join us beginning April 2018 for free guided bird walks along our trails. Every third Tuesday of the month from April through October, see and hear the the exciting birdlife at the prairie and improve your identification skills. Please write or call us to reserve your spot, or just show up! Field guides and binoculars available. See the "Events" tab above for details of this and all of our other great offerings.
Check out our new eBird kiosk! The kiosk is a touch-screen interactive computer that visitors of all ages can use to enter bird sightings, learn about birds, and more. (Learn more about the eBird project.)
The eBird kiosk will be a great way for visitors to utilize eBird while visiting the prairie, but it will be much more than a bird sightings computer. The kiosk will also work as an interactive field guide with information about our local bird species – from pictures and range maps to sounds and descriptions. And, most exciting, the kiosk will allow the user to put a point on the Spring Creek Prairie tail map to show other users where they saw a bird.
The center plans to use the kiosk for education programs as well, like during the Christmas Bird Count for Kids, the Great Backyard Bird Count, and seasonal bird walks throughout the year.
* To find other great birding spots in Nebraska, go to Audubon Nebraska's "Birding in Nebraska" page.
* Spring Creek Prairie is one of 26 Important Bird Areas in the state. Audubon Nebraska has more about this statewide bird conservation program.
* 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.
* Listen to BirdNote, weekdays at 9:00 am CST on NET Radio. (To replay an episode, or in case you miss one, click the box below.)