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Welcome to the Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary!
Please be patient as we make some changes in our website.
Thank you!

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.

The Crane Count for Sunday November 16, 2014 is   273 (view details)

We normally have many Greater Sandhill Cranes stop at our sanctuary in the fall.
In the last few years we have been fortunate to have a Whooping Crane visit as well.

(The Whooping Crane is observably larger than the Sandhill, mostly white with black wing tips and black on front of head and beak.)
 

If you see a Whooping Crane, please do not disturb him and do not trespass on private land to get a better view.


Whooping Crane flying


2 Sandhill and 1 Whooping Cranes flying

    
Haehnle Sanctuary Map
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  Sandhill and Whooping Cranes
 feeding in field



Sandhill crane flying

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.

READ AND PRINT THE LATEST EDITION OF THE HAEHNLE SANCTUARY NEWS.

VIEW OR PRINT A MAP OF HAEHNLE SANCTUARY

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.

Help support the Phyllis Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary through your donations.

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