Welcome to Audubon Great Plains

Not plain at all

Sandhill Cranes, Snow Geese, and Northern Pintail. Photo: Marti Phillips.

Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

Audubon Great Plains is the regional office of the National Audubon Society for Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Using science, habitat restoration, outreach, and education, we holistically address the core threats facing birds in our region. We are a nonpartisan bird conservation organization that collaborates with diverse stakeholders to find solutions to improve and restore bird habitats while engaging our communities.

We believe that where birds thrive, people prosper. 

Northern Flicker. Photo: Krisztina Scheeff.

Birds of the Great Plains


Latin:  Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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Northern Pintail

Latin:  Anas acuta

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Great Blue Heron

Latin:  Ardea herodias

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Greater Prairie-Chicken

Latin:  Tympanuchus cupido

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Least Tern

Latin:  Sternula antillarum

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Long-billed Curlew

Latin:  Numenius americanus

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Piping Plover

Latin:  Charadrius melodus

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Sandhill Crane

Latin:  Antigone canadensis

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Sprague's Pipit

Latin:  Anthus spragueii

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Trumpeter Swan

Latin:  Cygnus buccinator

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Western Meadowlark

Latin:  Sturnella neglecta

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Whooping Crane

Latin:  Grus americana

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How you can help, right now