Look for bands!
On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Rose Strickland <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> 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.
> They return!
> Rose and Dennis
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Feb 26, 2014, at 9:37 AM, "Nicolai, Chris" <[log in to unmask]>
> > That is excellent to hear. This past winter, there was an effort to
> > 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
> > NV. The first data points suggesting migration started 3 days ago and
> > front of the push is already to Kirsch WMA.
> > Chris
> >> On Wed, Feb 26, 2014 at 9:32 AM, Theresa Hyde <[log in to unmask]>
> >> Hi everyone,
> >> I just observed a large flock (125 or so) Sandhill Cranes frying over
> >> El Dorado Dry Lakebed, headed north. They are currently over Boulder
> >> 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
> > 1340 Financial Blvd.
> > Reno, NV 89502
> > (775)861-6333
Chris Nicolai, PhD
USFWS - Region 8 Migratory Bird Biologist
1340 Financial Blvd.
Reno, NV 89502