While considering the August 26 -28, 2016 Sandhill Crane Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska, I received an email, highlighting Nebraska's March 2016 Sandhill Crane Festival.
600,000 Sandhill Cranes congregate on Nebraska's Platte River. And you're invited to watch. The cool thing is the festival organizers set up a CRANE CAM to enable us to watch the birds - without flying, driving, or leaving our living room. I just tried the Crane Cam but didn't see cranes, though I heard sweet bird song. I'll try the Crane Cam again further into spring at the recommended optimal viewing times - sunrise and sunset. And I'll save the carbon pollution by not flying to Nebraska.
Fairbanks, Alaska. I'm not so sure. I'm so in love with Alaska, which happens to be Pacific Flyaway's largest birding paradise. To read my article about Oregon's Winter Wings Festival where I saw bald eagles up close and personal, click here.
If you haven't made spring or summer vacation plans yet, consider a birding festival. Very interesting. And birds are beautiful to watch.
Until next time breathe easy and make life an adventure!
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Photo courtesy of Audubon