Sunday, March 20, 2005

Crane Cam Captures Nebraska Homecoming

Source: National Geographic

The Platte River Valley comes alive with the songs of the sandhill crane every spring. From late February to early April half a million cranes pass through the Platte on their northern migration to breeding grounds in Siberia, Canada, and Alaska. Coming in overlapping shifts, they stay for about three weeks at a time—creating the largest gathering of cranes in the world. National Geographic has set up a live Crane Cam on the Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary so you can eavesdrop in on their fun.

*Audubon Magazine story on the Platte River Party

*Highlights from 2004 migration

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