It's important to note that the crane count indicates the number of cranes spending the night at the sanctuary. Many more are often observed flying over. 

Crane Count: 0 

Species count: 11

November 29, 2021

The weather this weekend brought a few inches of snow and froze over most of Mud Lake Marsh.  No cranes were seen or heard today.  We had a bit of open water that hosted a small flock of American Black Duck and Mallard.  Ross spotted a group of Canada Goose far out in the horizon and we found a pair of Mute Swan on Eagle Lake. 

We also spotted this little fellow on the trail.  I am loving the use of native plants on him.

Unless it gets a lot warmer, this will be the last post of the year.  Remember Haehnle Sanctuary is open all year and the parking lot is plowed after heavy snow.  It’s a great spot for a short cross county ski or a quiet winter walk.  And we do have a fairly regular Northern Shrike…

Crane counters:   Steve Jerant & Ross Green
Compiler:  Steve Jerant
Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count:  0 (0 total observed)
Species count:  11

14 Canada Goose

2 Mute Swan

3 Mallard

11 American Black Duck

1 Pileated Woodpecker

2 Northern Flicker

2 Blue Jay

1 Tufted Titmouse

1 White-breasted Nuthatch

2 Carolina Wren

4 American Tree Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 11

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You can view past postings and historical crane counting data on the Haehnle web site at and

JAS Blog page at




An interesting article about Sandhill Cranes

published in the Washtenaw Voice, the student newspaper for Washtenaw Community College with photos from our own Tom Hodgson. Click Here

More "crane count" photos from Steve Jerant


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