Join us for an exciting evening with Keynote Speaker Daniel P. Collins, followed by a screening of “Crane Song” a vibrant documentary about the Sandhill crane’s migration.
Daniel P. Collins, Migratory Game Bird Biologist, USFWS Southwest Region, will present on “Western Sandhill Crane Conservation and Management: Perspective from the last 10 years 2012-2022.” For the past 11 years, Dan has been involved in the research and monitoring of the Rocky Mountain and Lower Colorado River populations of Sandhill Cranes. He has trapped and marked over 1,000 cranes, flown fall surveys, conducted recruitment surveys, and been involved with many aspects of western Greater Sandhill Crane management and conservation at local, regional, and flyway scales.
After the talk, we’ll show “Crane Song,” a documentary by Nebraska Public Media. This is a stunning visual essay of the Sandhill Crane’s migration through Nebraska, weaving together striking images and majestic sounds of the birds’ journey with the stories and insights of the individuals who observe these creatures, as well as landowners endeavoring to ensure a habitat that is welcoming to the cranes.
Beer, wine, and snack bar concessions available for purchase at the theater.