Spring migration in full view at Ponca State Park

February 17, 2019

PONCA, Neb. (AP) — People are invited to enjoy the wonders of the spring bird migration at Ponca State Park during Marsh Madness.

The park sits along the Missouri River in northeast Nebraska and has been recognized by the National Audubon Society as an important bird area. Springtime sightings include pintail courtship displays, snow geese, white-fronted geese, wood ducks and other species.

Visitors may view the birds during guided Avian Adventure Blind Viewing Sessions or on unguided tours. The sunrise and sunset waterfowl blind viewings are scheduled each Saturday from Feb. 23 through March 16. Call the park at 402-755-2284 to reserve a spot. Lodging is also available at a 30 percent discount.

A park vehicle entry permit is required. The park is about a mile north of Ponca in Dixon County.