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The cranes are getting ready to fly away for winter, so come on out to the sanctuary and its surrounds to see and view the sounds and sights of migration, as more birds flock together to eat, rest, and prepare for their long flight.
We normally have many Greater Sandhill Cranes stop at our sanctuary in the fall.
If you see a Whooping Crane, please do not disturb him and do not trespass on private land to get a better view.
The Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary is a Michigan Audubon Society sanctuary and the Jackson Audubon Society is the steward. Encompassing more than 900 acres, it is open to the public year round from dawn to dusk for your enjoyment and the protection of wildlife. Please stay on trails or the observation areas and treat the land, plants and wildlife with respect.
The Sanctuary is renowned for its Sandhill Cranes. Many pairs of cranes nest in the area and hundreds more gather here during fall migration (September to mid-November). Late afternoon visitors during that time of year can see well over 2,000 landing in the sanctuary.
The Sanctuary is always open to visitors, and during the fall on weekends sanctuary greeters will be available to answer questions. Do not hesitate to ask to look through the telescopes that visitors often bring with them. You can also see many cranes feeding in the fields in the nearby area in the spring, summer and especially the fall.
The Phyllis Haehnle Sanctuary is located 6 miles northeast of Jackson, Michigan on Seymour Road. See the updated Driving Direction with map and information for GPS and Google use.
NOTE: PLEASE, KEEP ALL DOGS ON THEIR LEASHES AT ALL TIMES AT THE SANCTUARY.
If you have a group that is coming to the sanctuary please contact us to coordinate your arrival. We also can provide a brief presentation, supply a guide at the sanctuary, or lead the group on an auto tour to get a closer view of the cranes feeding in nearby fields. If interested in this also contact us. See contacts
View the current Crane Counts and Crane Location Map.
NOTE: The Observation Site is handicap accessible.
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