THE GREAT MIGRATION

Each spring, something magical happens in the heart of the Great Plains. More than 80 percent of the world’s population of sandhill cranes converge on Nebraska’s Platte River valley—a critical sliver of threatened habitat in North America’s Central Flyway. Along with them come millions of migrating ducks and geese in the neighboring rainwater basins.

Click here to watch a video showcasing this enchanting display…

There are two crane species in North America. The sandhill crane is the most abundant of the world’s 15 species of crane. The whooping crane is one of the largest cranes and the most endangered in the world with a wild population of less than 300 individuals.

There are many places to learn more about this amazing spectacle but here are links that will help you plan an incredible viewing opportunity…

www.cranetrust.org

www.visitgrandisland.com

www.nebraskaflyway.com