We just saw and heard a flight of Sandhills Cranes at Grapevine Canyon off NV 163 north of Laughlin at 2PM this afternoon - about 75 - riding the thermals north.
Rose and Dennis
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> On Feb 26, 2014, at 9:37 AM, "Nicolai, Chris" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> That is excellent to hear. This past winter, there was an effort to attach
> satellite transmitters to Greater Sandhill cranes near Cibola NWR and the
> Salton Sea. 15 got marked. The birds wintering in these areas are the
> Lower Colorado Rover Population, which for the most part, breed only in NE
> NV. The first data points suggesting migration started 3 days ago and the
> front of the push is already to Kirsch WMA.
>> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 9:32 AM, Theresa Hyde <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I just observed a large flock (125 or so) Sandhill Cranes frying over the
>> El Dorado Dry Lakebed, headed north. They are currently over Boulder City
>> and may continue north. This is the first large flock I've seen headed
>> north this year in the Las Vegas area.
>> Happy Birding.
>> Theresa Hyde
> Chris Nicolai, PhD
> USFWS - Region 8 Migratory Bird Biologist
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> Reno, NV 89502