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Rainwater Basins, the Central Flyway and Migratory Birds


Nebraska's rainwater basin region is beneath the Central Flyway, used by tens of millions of birds migrating to the prairie pothole regions of the Dakotas, Canada and beyond to nest and mate. Modern ag-production imperatives have reduced the number of basins.

This episode discusses the importance of the basins to migrating birds. They rely on the lush habitat of the region as a rest-stop to sustain them for the duration of their journey to their nesting grounds. This  is part three of a three-part series on rainwater basins. It originally aired on HPPR May 28, 2013.