November 4, 2019

Crane Count:  2
21 observed
flying in area
Species count:  31

This week was the USFWS fall crane count.  So this is the official government count for us:  2.  Ron Hoffman & I counted in an adjacent property to the north of the sanctuary and our numbers were about the same.


eBird checklist is available at:


Crane counters:   Gary Siegrist & Ross Green

Compiler:  Gary Siegrist

Submitted by Steve Jerant

Crane Count:  02 (21 observed in the area)

Species count:  31


115 Canada Goose

3 Trumpeter Swan -- 2 adults and one juvenile 

7 Wood Duck

6 Northern Shoveler

20 American Wigeon

75 Mallard

6 American Black Duck

15 Ring-necked Duck

9 Hooded Merganser

21 Sandhill Crane -- 2 stayed in marsh 

1 Turkey Vulture

2 Northern Harrier

2 Bald Eagle

2 Red-tailed Hawk

2 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker

1 Blue Jay

8 American Crow

1 Black-capped Chickadee

2 White-breasted Nuthatch

1 Carolina Wren

2 Eastern Bluebird

7 American Robin

15 Cedar Waxwing

3 House Finch

3 American Tree Sparrow

6 Fox Sparrow -- Observed by Gary S

11 White-throated Sparrow

7 Song Sparrow

225 Red-winged Blackbird

2 Common Grackle


You can view past postings and historical crane counting data at 

Haehnle 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

Crane Count Archive


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