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Rainwater Basin

White-fronted geese on a Rainwater Basin wetland in south central Nebraska photoThe Rainwater Basin area of south-central Nebraska has been recognized as an internationally important spring staging area for waterfowl. Millions of ducks and geese stop annually in the basin to feed and roost during their spring migration.

Approximately 90% of the mid-continent white-fronted goose population, 50% of the mid-continent population of mallards, and 30% of the continent’s pintail population stop in the Rainwater Basin each spring. The Rainwater Basin also serves as important migrational habitat for State and federally listed species, shorebirds, wading birds, and neotropical migrants.

For specific program information, visit the Rainwater Basin Partners homepage.

white-fronted goose photo

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