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 Tour in January 2018

Sandhill Crane Counts - Week 1 & 2

Andrew Caven, Lead Biologist

The Crane Trust has conducted two counts this year thus far, on February 14th counting a photo-corrected 3,000 Sandhill Cranes (SACRs*) and February 21st, counting a photo-corrected 9,080 +/- 695 SACRs. On February 14th we only detected one SACR roost and it was in a field of corn stubble adjacent to a 200 acre meadow south of the Platte River. This detection was just before sunrise and it appeared the cranes actually roosted on land on the 14th, but on the 21st all SACRs were on the river. The continued cold weather…


The Great Migration