Calendar of Events for 2011 Central Nebraska Migration Season

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February 25– April 10

Wings Over the Platte Art Exhibit at Stuhr Museum – Grand Island

February 26

Volunteer training for Crane Season 1–8 p.m., Rowe Sanctuary

March 4–5

Spring Wing Ding Celebration—Clay Center

March 5

Daily guided sandhill crane tours begin at Rowe Sanctuary and Nebraska Nature & Visitor Center (NNVC)
Crane 101 classes 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. daily at Rowe Sanctuary
Crane Speaker Program 2 p.m., Grand Island Stuhr Museum

March 9

Calling all Crane-iacs … Animal Tales. Brian “Fox” Ellis will be performing 2 p.m. Kearney, Neb. Museum of Nebraska Art

March 9–13

Association of Field Ornithologists Conference—Kearney

March 10

An Evening with John James Audubon, Kearney Museum of Nebraska Art 7 p.m.

March 12

Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series: Brian “Fox” Ellis will perform “Animal Tales” program, NNVC
Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series: Dr. Paul Johnsgard speaking, NNCV
Nebraska Photographer Jorn Olsen book signing, NNVC
Wings Over the Platte speakers program 2 p.m., Grand Island Stuhr Museum

March 13

Daylight Savings Time begins
Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series: Author David Freeman to speak 1 p.m., NNVC
Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series: Operation Migration pilot Joe Duff to speak 2 p.m., NNVC
Dr. Karine Gil will perform a piano recital, Wood River H.S. Performing Arts Center 2 p.m.—Wood River

March 16

Annual Water Bird Society Conference—Grand Island

March 18

Rivers & Wildlife Conference public kickoff at Museum of Nebraska Art featuring Dr. Paul Johnsgard and Karine Gil—Kearney

March 18–20

Rivers & Wildlife Celebration—Kearney. Contact Rowe Sanctuary for registration details.

March 19–26

Crane-fest held at Minden

March 19

Crane Speaker Program 2 p.m., Stuhr Museum Grand Island
Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series: Ryan McGinnis, tornado chaser and photographer with Vortex 2 severe weather program, NNVC

March 20

Lions Pancake Feed at Kearney Co. fairgrounds—Minden
Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series: Dr Will Locke from Hastings College will be speaking about the Platte River, NNVC
Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series: Dr. Karine Gil, crane populations scientific talk, NNVC

March 21

Dance and Concert “Rally for One” at Kearney Co. Fairgrounds, Minden

March 26

Gibbon Crane Breakfast, Gibbon American Legion
Crane Speaker Program 2 p.m., Grand Island Stuhr Museum
Family Crane Carnival 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary
Photographer Randy Hampton wildlife photography workshop, NNVC (registration required)
Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series: Wildlife Photography Open House with photographers Rick Rasmussen, Jorn Olsen, Randy Hampton and Brett Erickson. Rockbrook Camera & Video will be on-site with cameras, gear and tips, NNVC 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

March 27

Wild About Nebraska Speaker Series: Raptor Recovery of Nebraska will be presenting live birds, NNVC

April 5

Last public crane tour at NNVC

April 10

Last public crane tour at Rowe Sanctuary

 

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