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sandhill crane

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After the sandhill cranes leave the North, then sparrow hawks arrive to look for mice in the fields and waysides.
Limits: 8 ducks daily with pintail restriction, 5 sandhill cranes, 8 dark geese, of which three can be specklebellies for non-residents of Canada.
Others have suggested rain to be an ultimate, rather than a proximate cause of reproduction behavior through enhancement of wetland habitat by increased water depth; for example Walkinshaw (1976) reported winter rainfall had the greatest influence on laying dates of Florida Sandhill Cranes and Layne (1983) suggested winter rainfall increased breeding success by increasing water depth.
The first records of Sandhill Cranes in Cuba are from Poey (1851-1855) and Gundlach (1875, 1876) who described the distribution of this species in large savannahs in Cienega de Zapata and pine (Pinus spp.
Audubon's highly successful program with Mississippi sandhill cranes, where birds are artificially inseminated, hatched out and hand-reared before release into the wild, has led to a similar chick program with endangered whooping cranes at the center.
Divided into two spectacular sites, the refuge teems each spring and fall with migrating birds, most famously the stately sandhill cranes celebrated at the annual Monte Vista Crane Festival (March 10-12).
In August the same year, he first observed Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) in the "Big Marsh" in Convis Township.
In the Hill Country of Central Texas, the endangered golden-cheeked warbler and black-capped vireo are on display each spring along with other rare songbirds; and fall brings sandhill cranes to the Panhandle region.
Continuing around the refuge's loop drive, at one turnout after another, I got evermore spectacular views of flocks of sandhill cranes and Canada geese, and shadowed bald eagles sitting atop cottonwood snags.
Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) are long-lived, highly territorial, and form long-term pair bonds (Walkinshaw 1973).
The landscape provides vital habitat for a wealth of wildlife species, including a large elk herd, fox, mountain lion, bighorn sheep and numerous migratory bird species, including sandhill cranes.
In this 45,000-acre preserve, where some 394 species of birds have been recorded, winter migrants include Canada geese, snow geese, redheads, and sandhill cranes.