Morning Platte River Birding Tour

  • 242 Ratings

Get up early to discover 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 and more as they start the day.

Duration: 2 hours
Cancellation: 7 days in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Spend the morning observing birds in their natural habitat on a guided tour on the Platte River
  • Watch native critters nesting, eating and soaring along the shore as the sun begins to climb into the sky
  • Listen to stories of the birds and their roosting routines at the Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center

What's Included

  • Guided bird tour

Additional Information

  • Full refunds for cancellations made at least 7 days in advance.

Customer Reviews

  • 242 Ratings


We had a wonderful time. It was amazing to see the Sandhill cranes so close. Looking forward to doing it again next year!

April 3, 2018

  • Marcy

The tour was amazing. The video beforehand was helpful. Watching 50,000 cranes wake up on the Platte River was incredible. The guides were very receptive and answered many questions. Plus they shared a spotting scope which gave us a very up close view. The only drawback was that some of us were ready to leave at 8, and neither guide paid attention to that until 8:30. Then seemed surprised when everyone was more than ready to head back to their cars.

March 31, 2018

  • Brian

We had a great experience. Ours was the morning of March 28th. We stayed at the Main Stay Suites motel in G.I. --- very nice, clean, place... and it would be perfect for folks who want to spend several days there with their kitchenettes, larger fridges.

March 30, 2018
9325 S Alda Rd, Wood River, NE 68883, USA