Sandhill Crane - Morning Viewing

  • March 29, 2014 · 6:00 AM
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I need to see how many people want to go before I make reservations, the cost is $25.00 per person. The morning viewing is at 6:00 a.m., so I'm considering staying the night out that way. The reason for the morning viewing is because I have done night viewings two years in a row. Let me know your thoughts, and we'll confirm scheduling.

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  • Howard

    We had an awesome time!

    1 · March 30

  • Heidi C.

    Amazing viewing this morning. Sam did you make it?

    1 · March 29

  • Heidi C.

    Just so you all know, (for those who are going), or trying to go still. You can call to see if they have any cancellations so they may fit you in, although you might have to go to a different blind, I think that's okay so that we can get different perspectives/shots. We will be meeting at Perkins in Kearney at 4:30 AM, the address is: 609 2nd Ave., Kearney, NE 68847

    We will get our bearings, and maybe have a lite breakfast before going. If you're not going to meet at 4:30, please be at Rowe Sanctuary at 5:45 am. The temperature will be 28 degrees tomorrow morning, so dress warm, it will be chilly in the blind! Wear comfortable walking shows that can get dirty. Low light lenses/telephoto, bring your tripods!

    March 28

  • Nancy H.

    I am driving out on Fri. and staying over night, I will not need a reservation for morning viewing. Hope to run into you all...

    March 25, 2014

    • Heidi C.

      Awesome, are you a member? Is that why you don't need a reservation?

      March 25, 2014

    • Nancy H.

      no, not member but just going with camera in hand to stand on the river banks..

      March 26, 2014

  • Annette S.

    Hi Heidi, is it too late for one more?

    March 23, 2014

    • Heidi C.

      Hi Annette, they are unfortunately full for this day, but what they said is, you can call to see if there are cancellations during the week, or you can chance it and go that morning and hope there is a cancellation where then they'd be able to fit you in. Sam M., in the meetup is going to be checking throughout the week to see if he can go too.

      March 23, 2014

  • Robert K.

    I went down on Monday the 17th with my family. It is amazing!

    1 · March 23, 2014

  • Howard

    My Wife and I are planning on going. Where can we meet up to give you our payment? We live in Papillion if that helps picking a meet up spot. We just checked online and the Microtel Inn is sold out for that Friday night.

    March 18, 2014

    • David B.

      Let me know where and what time you want to meet. Call me if you want.

      March 22, 2014

    • Heidi C.

      Just got done helping my sister-in-law move. I can come downtown. There is a starbucks off 15th and Douglas in old market.

      March 22, 2014

  • Howard

    Heidi we live in Papillion but will be in Omaha this afternoon attending the Sister Act at the Orpheum perhaps we can meet up downtown somewhere? Give us a call at[masked]-8834. Play starts at 2

    March 22, 2014

  • Heidi C.

    Hey everyone, just so you know I have 5 spots reserved. I need to collect payment if you're going to go, or I'll need to cancel the reservation. I will be out of town from Tuesday, March 25th to Friday, March 28th. I can meet up somewhere to collect payments on Saturday the 26th. Please confirm your reservation if you'd like to go. They only had 3 more spots available for this morning.
    And to Brian's point, I'm not a morning person either, but how I'm told this is going to work, is we need to be there 15 minutes before 6:00am to be signed in and then go through the orientation. Then, we will quietly walk out to the blind, while it's still dark, as dusk comes about, the birds will start waking up and start taking off, some might linger and hang out. I was told the experience is very unique, even from watching it in the evening.

    March 17, 2014

    • Heidi C.

      Sure we can do that! :-)

      March 18, 2014

    • David B.

      Should we carpool?

      March 18, 2014

  • Jamie S.

    Grrr. I would love to go but have already made plans for that morning. I've been trying to get out there for the past couple of years and it just never seems to work out.

    March 15, 2014

  • David B.

    My wife and I are interested. If you go at 6:00 AM and only have 2 hours won't a lot of your time be when its still dark?

    March 13, 2014

  • Brian

    ugh.. mornings.. :)
    Do you know the estimated cost of staying out in that area?
    http://rowe.audubon.org/crane-viewing-1
    That the correct site?

    March 12, 2014

    • Heidi C.

      Yes that is the correct site. There are hotels in Kearney which is not that far. The one that looks appealing is the Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndam. It runs approx. $57 a night.

      March 12, 2014

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