Evening Platte River Birding Tour

  • 271 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

  • 271 Ratings

  • Corinne

Loved having viewing site next to so large a roost, great horned owl in tree overhead, and easy path to and from the blind. But not enough windows for every person in the blind, repeated efforts to quiet the talking were ineffective, no large spotting scope brought by the guide, and the window openings were thin (makes it hard to hold binoculars steady for viewing...a thicker wall or ledge would make that easier). The noise within the blind was the biggest downside.

April 10, 2018


We weren't as close to the cranes as I thought a blind would allow us to be. There were multiple people in our tour talking louder than they should have been and the guide was also talking louder than a whisper so she didn't ask them to quiet down. The guide nodded off a couple of times before dusk. It might be helpful to send people the rules about camera lights before the tour so they can test their cameras at home. I certainly would have.

April 2, 2018

  • Janie

Great experience overall, but it seemed odd that one of the guides, after cautioning guests repeatedly to whisper and otherwise to make as little sound as possible, spent part of her evening in the blind laughing and chatting in a normal voice. It was distracting.

April 2, 2018
9325 S Alda Rd, Wood River, NE 68883, USA
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