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A rite of passage--the annual migration of Sandhill Cranes along the Platte River Valley

Sandhill Cranes flying over Nebraska en route to Canada for the summer
Thomas Wilmer
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Sandhill Cranes migrate north every spring and make a stop in Central Nebraska. Shows such as CBS Sunday Morning have covered their flight in previous seasons. Join Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer Associate Producer, Melissa Corbin as she shares her take on this fascinating rite of spring during her visit to Rowe Sanctuary on the banks of the Platte River. 

Cranes hanging out on the Platte River, Nebraska
Credit Melissa Corbin
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Cranes hanging out on the Platte River, Nebraska

Cranes resting on the Platte River en route to Canada
Credit Melissa Corbin
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Cranes resting on the Platte River en route to Canada

Tour Guide Rob Ahlswede
Credit Melissa Corbin
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Tour Guide Rob Ahlswede

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