Sandhill Crane Migration

Witness the amazing annual migration of sandhill cranes.

Sandhill crane

Sandhill cranes can be seen along the Platte and Republican rivers in the months to come.

Photo by Fotolia/Martha Marks

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Across the Midwest during late February through early April, sandhill cranes can be seen migrating north on their return trip to their summer habitat. Locations along the Platte and Republican River areas through central Nebraska are popular destinations for tourists and birdwatchers wanting to witness the great annual migration, where large numbers will make stopovers. Learn more about where to watch these beautiful birds on visitors’ sites, including,, and, and learn more about the sandhill crane species at