Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center hosts a multitude of wildlife species. Hundreds of species of creatures find areas to breed, forage for food, roost, and winter safely in a variety of habitats on the preserve. If you’re interested in finding specific species, just click on the appropriate attachment below:
- Birds (218 species) - burrowing owl added September 2012!
- Butterflies (53 species)
- Dragonflies/Damselflies (35 species)
- Mammals (30 species)
In recent years, numerous threats have resulted in the decline of many of Nebraska’s bird species. Spring Creek Prairie is one of Audubon’s Important Bird Areas in Nebraska, joining 26 other sites in the state that provide critical wildlife habitat for birds during breeding, migration, or for wintering. Like Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary on the Platte River, Spring Creek Prairie offers sanctuary to a large number of birds.