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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 11/22/2021

Monday, November 22, 2021 8:03 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

We did not do an official count tonight at the Sanctuary.   I’m submitting a count I did last night while working as a weekend greeter. 

The weather cleared in time for some visitors to come out and enjoy the view and get to see some cranes come into the marsh. We had three flyovers totaling about 14 birds from a grand total of only 27.  A bit more than half, 18 roosted in the marsh overnight.

Crane counters:   Steve Jerant
Compiler:  Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count:  18 (27 total observed)
Species count:  16

18 Canada Goose

2 Trumpeter Swan

35 Mallard

12 American Black Duck

27 Sandhill Crane -- 18 in marsh

6 Ring-billed Gull

1 Northern Harrier

1 Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk

1 Bald Eagle -- Immature

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

3 Northern Flicker

1 Blue Jay

2 White-breasted Nuthatch

2 American Tree Sparrow

5 White-throated Sparrow

75 Red-winged Blackbird -- 2 groups

Number of Taxa: 16

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You can view past postings and historical crane counting data on the Haehnle web site at

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