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The Sandhill Cranes

The sandhill cranes have been migrating through central Nebraska for thousands of years with over a million birds stopping along the Platte for a pitstop each spring. It's a sight to behold.

Special thanks to wildlife photographer Doug Steinke, and the good people at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary and the Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center for helping with this story.

David started in broadcasting at his hometown radio station in Holdrege, Nebraska while still in high school. He went on to earn journalism and law degrees from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and has worked for a number of radio and television stations around the United States. He is a big advocate for community media and loves being a part of the local fabric of NPR. He also has a cat.