Sandhill crane flying during migration through central Colorado at Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge

Sandhill crane flying during migration through central Colorado at Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge. Photo Credit: John Morrison (iStock).

Want to hear something cool? Turn the sound up and watch the short clip below, provided by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. It captures the sights and sounds of thousands of sandhill cranes arriving for their seasonal stopover at John Martin State Park near Lamar, Colorado.

During this time of the year, tens of thousands of sandhill cranes arrive in Colorado from northern New Mexico, passing through on their way to nest in Nebraska and the Yellowstone area. They'll be in southern Colorado, particularly in the San Luis Valley at spots like Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, until early April.

Read more about this spectacular natural phenomenon here.

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VailGeek

I got to see this in-person last year. Very cool and some very fascinating people that come to watch this event. Good times. Much colder this year than last year.

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