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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/22/2018

Monday, October 22, 2018 9:01 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 10/22/2018

We had a very busy crane count this afternoon.  Over 1300 cranes were observed from the overlook with an official 903 roosting in the marsh this evening.  Unlike last week, the traffic was coming in from all points, with the majority from the west.  The weather was mild and sunny and we enjoyed a dash of red at sunset followed by a full moon.

Egrets and great blue heron are still coming in along with all the usual avian visitors including groups of blackbirds and robins. Just before we left, Don and Robyn spotted two American Woodcock.

eBird checklist is available at:  https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49383486

Crane counters:   Don Henise, Robyn Henise, Ross Green & Steve Jerant
Compiler:  Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count:  903 (1334 observed flying in area)
Species count:  47

Species

Count

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

150

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

2

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)

3

Gadwall (Mareca strepera)

6

American Wigeon (Mareca americana)

3

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

300

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)

3

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

25

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)

5

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)

1

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

1

American Coot (Fulica americana)

12

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

1334

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)

5

American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)

2

Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)

2

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

1

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

1

Great Egret (Ardea alba)

2

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

1

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)

2

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)

1

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)

1

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

1

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)

1

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

1

Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)

1

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

10

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

20

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

2

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

5

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

30

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

6

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)

4

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)

2

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)

1

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)

1

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

2

White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)

4

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

3

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

3

Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)

2

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

500

Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)

2

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

2

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

1

You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at http://www.haehnlesanctuary.org/crane-count


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