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Haehnle Sanctuary Crane Count 11/07/2022

Monday, November 07, 2022 9:51 PM | Steve Jerant (Administrator)

We had a spectacular moon rise as the sun was setting.

(Don Henise)

Crane Count: 3,461 (2,283 Stayed in Mud Lake Marsh)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  500

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  4

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)  2

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  3

Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)  3

Gadwall (Mareca strepera)  3

American Wigeon (Mareca americana)  15

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  400

American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  8

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)  1

Green-winged Teal (American) (Anas crecca carolinensis)  30

Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)  80

    Eagle Lake

Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)  24

    Eagle Lake

Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)  4

    Eagle Lake

American Coot (Fulica americana)  50

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)  3461

    2283 cranes roosting in Mud Lake Marsh, 1178 flybys

Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  1

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  7

Great Egret (Ardea alba)  1

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  2

Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)  1

Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  1

Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  2

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  6

    Individually counted - 4 adults,  1 imm 1st yr, 1 near adult 4th year with dark terminal band on white tail

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  4

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2

Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1

Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  1

Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus)  1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  5

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)  3

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  3

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  6

Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  4

Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)  1

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  10

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) (Junco hyemalis hyemalis/carolinensis)  1

White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2000


Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  50

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

Species count:  50

View Don’s eBird checklist at

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