Counting Cranes

Mariah Lundgren, Grant Reiner, Sidney Parks, Platte Basin Timelapse, University of Nebraska | 2022 | 12 min.

2023 Official Selection

For the past 20 years, the Crane Trust has conducted aerial surveys of Sandhill Crane roosts to determine the number of birds that pass through the central Platte River Valley every spring. Andy Caven and his team take us behind the scenes to show us how this process is done, what they have learned, and why it’s important.

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