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April 19, 2015–Cranes are arriving


IMG_1286_2Although you would not know it by the exceptionally nasty weather, spring is here.  The first crane reports are trickling in, although they are of cranes passing overhead going across Cook Inlet to other nesting areas.  April 4, a report of four flying west past Beluga Slough and then on April 16, two reports–seven passing Beluga Slough and 35-40 spiraling high over the Anchor River mouth have been called in.  So far, no cranes have been reported on the groundin the Kachemak Bay area.



Welcome to the Kachemak Crane Watch Sandhill Crane “blog”.  The blog will be an up-to-date happenings of for our local Sandhill Crane Population, with information about crane observations (including nesting and chick rearing), and specifically about the pair of Sandhill Cranes that breed and raise their young at Inspiration Ridge Preserve during their stay in the Homer area.

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Nina Faust, Co-founder of Kachemak Crane Watch