American Birding Association

Thousands of migrating Sandhill Cranes awake to a day of foraging in the Platte River Valley en route to a summer in Canada and the Arctic
Thomas Wilmer

Correspondent, Tom Wilmer reports from Gibbon, Nebraska where he visits with Bill Taddicken, Director of the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center Rowe Sanctuary on the outskirts of Kearney, Nebraska.

Every year, like clockwork, from late February through early April, more 500,000 Sandhill Cranes descend on Nebraska’s Platte River Valley during their annual northbound migration to Canada and the Arctic tundra.

Talkin' Birds radio show host Ray Brown at Grand Canyon
Talkin' Birds radio show

Ray Brown host of “Talkin’ Birds” is a frequent contributor to NPR’s Weekend Edition is the creator of Talkin’ Birds radio show, heard on sixteen stations in New England, New York, Maryland, and internationally via iTunes and talkinbirds.com. Brown is also a regular bird-topics contributor to National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Saturday. Join Correspondent Tom Wilmer in Michigan for a chat with Ray Brown.