May 2, 2013 | Vol. 39, No. 18

Migration of the Sand Hill Cranes

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Mandy Kivisto / Altered Perceptions Studio
Sand Hill Cranes could be seen and heard on Monday. During the spring migration to northern nesting grounds around a quarter of a million cranes fly above Alaska. Their loud musical voices and impressive 6-foot wingspans make these travelers a favorite for birdwatchers.

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