Marsh Madness Slated To Begin In Late February

PONCA – Make plans to trek towards Ponca State Park throughout the next couple months for not only weekly events, but the annual Marsh Madness.

Set to start every Saturday from February 23 – March 16, guided sunrise and sunset waterfowl blind viewings are being scheduled.

According to a release from Ponca State Park, migration season in the northeast region of Nebraska is generally at its peak the last week of February and all of March.

Courtesy of Ponca State Park

Ponca State Park will celebrate the migration season with Marsh Madness being an opportunity for individuals and families to witness a multitude of migratory waterfowl. Again, Avian Adventure Blind Viewing Sessions are being scheduled or groups can take part in unguided bird viewings.

Common springtime sightings includes Pintail courtship displays, whirlwinds of snow geese, white-fronted geese, wood ducks, mallards, teal, bald eagles and more.

With Ponca State Park located adjacent to the Missouri River, it presents a significant flyway that serves as the feeding, breeding and staging ground for migratory birds.

Space is limited in the guided blind viewings.

Courtesy of Ponca State Park

Call Ponca State Park at 402-755-2284 to reserve your spot. Also, there will be a 30% discount on lodging offered during Marsh Madness.

A sunrise bird tour will begin at 6 a.m. on Saturday, February 23. A bird hike will be scheduled for 1 p.m., learn how to build a birdfeeder at 2:30 p.m. before a sunset bird tour closes out the first Marsh Madness at 4:30 p.m.

For more information on Marsh Madness and other events, visit Ponca State Park on Facebook.

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