- Associated Press - Sunday, January 31, 2016

GIBBON, Neb. (AP) - The Audubon Society’s Rowe Sanctuary is offering training for volunteers who want to help out during this spring’s annual crane migration.

The Kearney Hub reports (https://bit.ly/1Q1pm7u ) the sanctuary will offer the three training sessions will each be offered twice in February to prepare for the migration.

Hundreds of thousands of sandhill cranes feed in farm fields between Grand Island and Kearney during the day and resting in shallow waters of the Platte each spring. The cranes then continue their journeys to arctic breeding grounds from winter homes in Texas, Oklahoma or Mexico.

Thousands of people visit the area every year during the bird migration.

More information about the training sessions is available by calling the Rowe Sanctuary at 308-468-5282.

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Information from: Kearney Hub, https://www.kearneyhub.com/

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