Evening Platte River Birding Tour

  • 133 Ratings

Spend the evening discovering local birds roosting along a gorgeous stretch of river deep in the heart of America. Work with a professional to get an unforgettable glimpse of cranes as they come home for the night.

Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 7 days in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Observe birds in their natural habitat on a guided tour on the Platte River during the evening
  • Watch native critters nesting, eating and soaring along the shore as the sun slowly descends below the horizon
  • Listen to stories of the birds and their roosting routines at the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center
  • Witness the birds heading back to their roost, something they only do in the evening

What's Included

  • Guided bird tour

Additional Information

  • Full refunds for cancellations made at least seven days in advance.

Customer Reviews

  • 133 Ratings

  • Diana

We were amazed and very pleased to see large groups of sandhill cranes fly into the staging area along the shore of the Platte River, which happened to be directly across from the Crane Trust blind--initially, there were groups of 20-30 birds, then the groups became 30-50 birds, or 50-100 cranes! The sight and sound of the birds flying to the river was awesome and a privilege to witness! As daylight waned, birds headed into the river to stand in the shallow water overnight, thereby avoiding predation. Our blind was very comfortable with plenty of viewing space for guests who were standing, and there was a two-tier bench the length of the blind for those who wanted to sit.

April 1, 2017

  • Darlene

Very interesting.

March 30, 2017

  • Linda

Enjoyed the introductory program, the guides and the comfort of the blind.

March 27, 2017
9325 S Alda Rd, Wood River, NE 68883, USA