Sandhill Cranes

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Spring is my favorite time of year for many reasons, but one of them is the migration of the Sandhill cranes. They come to roost on the Platte river and feed in the cornfields that surround it on their way to northern Canada and Siberia. Although most of the cranes gather around Kearney and Grand Island (over 100 miles east of North Platte) there are still hundreds that stay on our stretch of the river. You can hear a recording of their distinctive call at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and learn more about these awesome birds.

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