Sandhill Cranes, Grus canadensis
FTLComm - Archerwill - Tuesday, April 29, 2008

All of the pictures on this page were captured Saturday morning near Archerwill by Darlene Shire on her way to Tisdale from her home in Kelliher.

Most large flocks of migratory Sandhills are seen around Last Mountain Lake where they like to stop over on their way north, far north but the bird does summer in almost all of the central plains and most of them winter in Mexico.


When ever you see a large flock of migratory Sandhill Cranes turn on your full radar because often they are accompanied by the rare and endangered Whooping Crane, easily identified being about the same size but all white with black wing tips.

The graceful Sandhill has a wing span between six and seven feet and in flight have an elegant straight neck profile.

Timothy W. Shire

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