Panhandle birds to be featured in tours

KIMBALL, Neb. (AP) _ The birds of the southwestern Panhandle of Nebraska will be featured during a two-month series of Watchable Wildlife Tours.

The series is sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory and the Kimball County Tourism Department.

The series is titled ``For the Birds,'' and it will run March 15 through May 15.

The tours will depart from the High Point Welcome Center at Exit 20 along Interstate 80. Registration is free and may be made by calling the center at 308-241-0573.

The schedule includes mountain plover migration on Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m., Hawk Watch on Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. and Ground Nesting on Saturdays at 8 a.m.

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