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Coastal Crane Atlas News

Thank you so much to all of you who have taken the time to record and add your Sandhill Crane sightings! They will come in handy this year! As part of a study to examine genetic differences between crane populations in BC, we are collecting moulted Sandhill Crane feathers from several regions for genetic analysis. Please be on the look-out for intact crane feathers! To find out more about this project and how you can help, please see: https://coastalcraneatlas.wordpress.com/the-great-sandhill-crane-feather-hunt/

Please continue to report your crane sightings and help to build the atlas!
While the atlas is primarly geared towards the coastal-breeding crane population, sightings from interior of B.C. are also most welcome, in particular sightings of breeding cranes.

While Sandhill Cranes are currently not protected in B.C. and Alaska, cranes from this same ...more ↓

Posted on April 20, 2016 05:51 AM by rainforestsandhillcrane rainforestsandhillcrane | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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The Coastal Crane Atlas is a project to map breeding areas of the small population of Sandhill Cranes that summers along the coast of B.C. and southeast Alaska. These cranes winter in central California and on the Lower Columbia River. In spring and summer, they can be seen foraging along beaches, but they generally nest and roost in upland wetlands. The size of this population is not currently ...more ↓

Mini rainforestsandhillcrane created this project on March 29, 2015

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