It was a wonderful summer with lots of crane action around Homer and Anchor Point. The cranes left on a classic departure day of rising barometer, west to northwest winds, and clearing skies, joining hundreds of cranes from the interior flying in Vs across Cook Inlet and over Anchor Point.
Most local cranes were reported migrating on September 12 when the waves of interior Alaska cranes came through Anchor Point. A few family groups were still scattered about after the main group left, but by now, September 19, most all have departed. Kachemak Crane Watch is receiving very few reports now.
Below, is a link for the Annual 2015 Sandhill Crane Summary for the Kachemak Bay area.