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BirdNote: Leaping With Sandhill Cranes

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With a graceful leap, wings outstretched, Sandhill Cranes welcome the longer days. The stately cranes are courting, renewing an annual dance they perform in earnest as the days lengthen into spring. Sandhill Crane pairs remain together for life, and their spirited dance plays an essential role in reaffirming this bond. Watch a video of their courtship dance.

Learn more about Sandhill Cranes.
 

Broadcast on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:58 a.m.

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