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(Neb.)-Kimball County Plans Spring Birding Tours

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 03/12/2014 09:53 AM

(KIMBALL)-The birds of the southwestern Panhandle of Nebraska will be highlighted during a two-month series of Watchable Wildlife Tours, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the Kimball County Tourism Department.

The series, entitled "For the Birds," will run March 15th-May 15th. All tours will depart from the High Point Welcome Center at exit 20 along Interstate 80.

Center director Joe Caskey said this marks the first year of what is planned to become an annual event. Partial funding for the project comes from a Nebraska Game and Parks Commission grant to provide watchable wildlife opportunities in the state.

The schedule is as follows: Mountain Plover Migration - Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m., Hawk Watch - Thursdays at 6:30 a.m., and Ground Nesting - Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. Registration is free and can be made by calling the center at 308-241-0573.
--Nebraska Game and Parks Commission


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