600,000 Sandhill Cranes Invade Central Nebraska Every Spring And It’s A Sight To Be Seen

Every spring, Nebraska becomes host to more than 600,000 winged visitors. These tourists converge on a small swath of land along the Platte River for a few weeks to fatten up and rest before continuing on their long journey. These special visitors are sandhill cranes, and their presence is an exciting part of late winter/early spring in Nebraska.

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If you’re looking forward to planning a trip to see the cranes this spring, visit the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary or check out the crane viewing tours hosted by the Crane Trust.

Have you ever witnessed Nebraska’s amazing sandhill crane migration? Tell us about your experience – and share your favorite photos! – in the comments.

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