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Kimball County Plans Birding Tours

LINCOLN – 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, titled “For the Birds,” will run March 15-May 15. All tours will depart from the High Point Welcome Center at exit 20 along Interstate 80. Registration is free and may be made by calling the center at 308-241-0573.

Joe Caskey, the center’s director, 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.

Following is the schedule: Mountain Plover Migration – Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m.; Hawk Watch – Thursdays at 6:30 a.m.; Ground Nesting – Saturdays at 8 a.m.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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