Sandhill Crane Migration on Platte River

Spring Migration of the Sandhill Cranes

The North Platte River valley between North Platte and Sutherland hosts thousands of Sandhill Cranes during spring migration February to April.

It is the largest gathering of cranes in the world, some half a million every year. The westernmost area of the stopover is along the North and South Platte rivers between Hershey and Sutherland.

During the day, the cranes feed in area fields. Remember to stay in your car for best viewing, and don’t drive into fields to get closer. Cranes are wary, and landowner permission is required when entering private property.

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