Created 24-Mar-12
Modified 24-Mar-12
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Each year in the Spring, hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes congregate in a 70 mile path along the Platte River in Nebraska. They stop to feed in the corn fields to gaid energy before they continue to migrate to their nesting grounds in the far North. During the peak of the Spring migration, over 500 thousand Sandhill Cranes feed in the fileds by day and return to the river to roost during the night. They roost in shallow water on sand barges for protection from predators. At sunrise the return to the fileds to feed. Afterward, they fly North to mate, lay eggs, hatch their young, fly south for the winter and return again to Nebraska to repeat the annual cycle.

Sandhill Crane Migration_4166

Sandhill Crane Migration_4166

Sandhill Crane Family Group_4171

Sandhill Crane Family Group_4171

Sandhill Cranes at Sunset_0176

Sandhill Cranes at Sunset_0176

Sandhill Cranes in the Twilight Sky_0264

Sandhill Cranes in the Twilight Sky_0264

Transitioning From Day to Night_0056

Transitioning From Day to Night_0056

Night Landing on the Platte River_ 0035

Night Landing on the Platte River_ 0035

Tens of Thousands Arrive for Night Roost on thePlatte River_0178

Tens of Thousands Arrive for Night Roost on thePlatte River_0178

Guestbook for Ecotourism: Sandhill Crane Migration on the Platte River in Nebraska
Susan Hochban(non-registered)
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Susan Hochban(non-registered)
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