Sandhill
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NOTHING BUT FLY-OVER COUNTRY.

Some people regard Nebraska as a place you cross on the way to a more interesting place. More than half a million sandhill cranes disagree.

Every March, some 600,000 sandhill cranes land in Nebraska for a closer look at things—and flocks of humans swoop in to witness the awesomeness. Want to join the flock? Check out this page for firsthand reports on what to expect from your crane watch, plus tips on tours, nature centers and sanctuaries that can help you get the best view. 

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Bird Watching & Etiquette

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Kearney Bridge

ROWE SANCTUARY & IAIN NICOLSON AUDUBON CENTER

44450 Elm Island Rd. 
Gibbon, NE 68840

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Rowe Sanctuary and Iain Nicolson Audubon Center  in Gibbon, Nebraska

Crane Trust Excursions

6611 W. Whooping Crane Dr.
Wood River, NE 68883

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CRANE TRUST EXCURSIONS in Wood River, Nebraska

Crane Trust NATURE & VISITOR CENTER

9325 S. Alda Rd.
Wood River, NE 68883

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Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center in Wood River, Nebraska

Dusty Trails Sandhill Crane Viewing Tours

2617 N Buffalo Bill Ave

North Platte, NE 69101

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Dusty Trails Cranes
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SANDHILL CRANE SPRING MIGRATION: KEARNEY

1007 2nd Ave. 
Kearney, NE 68848

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Nebraska's annual sandhill crane migration

SANDHILL CRANE SPRING MIGRATION: GRAND ISLAND

2424 S. Locust St., Ste. C 
Grand Island, NE 68801

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Sandhill crane migration in Grand Island, Nebraska

Sandhill Crane Spring Migration: North Platte

101 Halligan Dr.
North Platte, NE 69101

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North Platte Cranes
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SANDHILL CRANE SPRING MIGRATION: HASTINGS

100 N. Shore Dr. 
Hastings, NE 68902

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Sandhill crane migration in Hastings, Nebraska

NEBRASKA ADVENTURE COMPANY

7210 North Rd.
Nebraska City, NE 68410

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Nebraska Adventure Company in Nebraska City