Crane research is always in season
A sandhill crane stretches its wings in a snow-covered field south of the Crane Trust. About 500,000 of the birds — along with smaller numbers of whooping cranes — are making their annual stop in central Nebraska.
Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:00 am
ALDA, Neb. — Many Nebraska eyes are on the skies during the annual spring migration stop that sandhill cranes and other migratory birds make in the Central Platte Valley.
But Crane Trust scientists headquartered southeast of Alda focus year-round on the region's river, wetlands, native prairies and wildlife diversity — measuring the health of critical migratory habitat for endangered whooping cranes.
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:00 am.