Book Your
 Crane Viewing 

 Tour for March 2018

Visit the
Crane Trust Nature
& Visitor Center

Nature & Visitor Center
Family Fun

Where the
Genetically Pure  
Bison Roam
the Prairie

Sandhill Crane Counts - Week 8 & 9

Andrew Caven, Lead Biologist

On Thursday April 5th we counted a photo-corrected 302,300 +/-24,000 Sandhill Cranes in the Central Platte River Valley between Chapman and Overton, Nebraska. On April 9th we counted a photo corrected 238,100 +/-26,600 Sandhill Cranes. We counted cranes in 10 of 11 bridge segments with the highest densities from just before the Gibbon Bridge to just after the Minden Bridge. However, we had large roosts in several locations from HWY 281 to Elm Creek, Nebraska.

Our protocol specifies that we fly at least one time per calendar week from the middle of February to the middle of April, or…


The Great Migration