Crane flock in sunset (Gruidae)
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Title: Cranes land along the Platte River
Alternative Title: (none)
Creator: Menke, Dave
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: NATIONAL CONSERVATION TRAINING CENTER-PUBLICATIONS AND TRAINING MATERIALS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: bird, birds, Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, endangered species, Iowa, scenic, sunset
Abstract: The Platte River is an important corridor along the North American Central Flyway. Millions of waterfowl pass through the region on their annual migration. Each spring several hundred thousand Sandhill Cranes spend four to six weeks in the Platte Valley, gaining strength before moving north to nesting grounds spread across Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. The Platte provides critical habitat for a number of endangered species, including the whooping crane.
Available: July 15 2004
Issued: July 15 2004
Modified: July 15 2004