Visiting the extraordinary sandhill cranes habitat in Nebraska

"GMA" and Netflix are counting down to the release of the new series "Our Planet," which looks at some of earth's natural wonders.
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Back now with our first day of our plant on "Gma." With our sponsor, Netflix. Counting down to the original new series. Who better to travel to some of these incredible places than our own adventuress. Ginger zee. Where are you going now? I get to take you on this journey all week. The first stop. The Platt river in Nebraska. For millions of years, sand hill cranes have used this area as a safe haven. You have to see this story. The symphony of sound. The majestic flight. One of the largest wildlife spectacle on the planet. The sand hill crane migration. I can see them coming in waves. In total, 660,000 sand hill cranes will come through right here. From mid February through mid April, they migrate from the south. Coming from areas in northern Mexico and Texas, all con vernaling on Nebraska's Platt river valley. Basically, they're fueling up. They're eating as much as they possibly can. I think of it as the world's largest cocktail party. Reporter: Hosting that party, the 70-mile stretch of the Platt river, where they rest, refuel, find a mate. Their unique crane courtship involves a dance. Wing flapping. And jumping. Over the years, the relationship between the cranes and the river has been put to theest. Humans began taking more and more water for our own use. The river's flow changed. Leaving less and less for the Conversationists now manage the river's flow in such a way that it still creates the sand banks the cranes need. Reporter: An issue our sponsor, Netflix, es ploers in their new series, "Our planet." We're seeing so many parpts of the Earth. An important part for you was to come here, to Nebraska, to the Platt river. It's a true emblem of what we can have if we conserve our fresh water habitats. It's the element that connects all of us. And what happens here depends on what happens upstream. It really does show that everything has to work as a system. Lara had a good one. It's like but at the Platt river. It's an inspiring example of how the share resours with animals that truly need it. Tune in to "Gma" every day for more adventures and our final stop on Friday, I'll take you live to one of the world's largest water falls. It will be so special. Keep up with our live reporter's Thank you so much for

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