Free Birding Event-April 27

March 12, 2024

Free Birding Event – Saturday, April 27th near Grand Island                                  Event Flyer

Avian enthusiasts are in for a treat as CPNRD invites the community to a family-friendly birding event on Saturday, April 27th from 7:00 a.m. to Noon at the Prairie Silver Moores (PSM) detention cells. This event promises an exciting opportunity to observe a wide variety of bird species while exploring the wetlands and detention cells up close.

Located just six miles northwest of Grand Island, the NRD’s 2nd Annual PSM Birding Event offers a unique chance to appreciate Nebraska’s diverse
landscapes and their significance as bird and wildlife habitats. Whether you’re a seasoned birder or a novice enthusiast, grab your binoculars and bring along a friend for a memorable experience.

Our team of wildlife biologists will be onsite to assist attendees with bird identification, ensuring a fulfilling and
educational experience for all. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to win exciting wildlife-themed prizes. Light refreshments and porta-potties will also be available on-site for added convenience.
Date Saturday, April 27, 2024  Time 7:00 a.m. – Noon   Location Prairie Silver Moores (PSM) Detention Cells
From Grand Island:  Head West on Old Potash Rd for 6 miles, turn North on Schauppsville Rd for 1.5 miles to the gate
From Wood River:  Head North on Hwy 11 for 4.5 miles, turn East on Husker Hwy for 4 miles. Turn North on Schauppsville Rd for 3 miles, turn East on 13th St, turn North on Schaupsville Rd for 0.5 mile.
From Cairo:  Head South on Hwy 11 for 3 miles, turn East on Airport Rd for 4 miles. Turn South on Schauppsville Rd for 1.5 miles.

To the right are some common bird species that you could identify the day of the event.

Please note that dogs are not allowed on site during this event.
Join us for a morning of birdwatching and exploration, as we celebrate the rich avian diversity and natural beauty at PSM.

For additional directions or to view a map of the area, call (308) 385-6282 or visit the events page at

Map with Trails
* Wildlife biologists will be on site to assist in identifying bird species.
* Porta-potties will be on site.
* Bring your binoculars!
* Raffle prizes!

CPNRD Contact: Bill Hiatt (308) 385-6282 |

Birding Event Flyer