Information about the Sandhill Crane:
The Sandhill Crane is a large bird native to North America and small areas of Siberia. Their common name comes from the habitat found in areas like the Platte River, which is an important stopover during their migration. They are very large birds with a wingspan of 6-8 feet. They are able to soar and use thermals in the way that birds of prey such as hawks do. This maximizes their flight distance and minimizes the effort and energy spent. These birds prefer open marshes, bogs and wetlands to feed and breed. They eat mostly grains and seeds, but will also feed on insect, small invertebrates and vertebrates. Like other large birds, the Sandhill Crane will fly south for the winter. During this time flocks of them can number in the tens of thousands. At the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, which is about 100 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico is one of the best places to view the large flocks. There is an annual Sandhill Crane Festival in November.
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