crane count en Listening for Early Morning Calls <p>Birders were out before dawn this weekend for the annual Midwest Crane Count. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“We’ll it’s about 6 oclock in the morning.&nbsp; The rain is coming down lightly, but we’re out here counting cranes, or trying to.&nbsp; Listening for their territorial calls or their guard calls.”&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p>Oneida County Coordinator Bob Dall explains that every spring, volunteers spread out to document sandhill crane populations, as well as rare sightings of whooping cranes.</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:47:34 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 16868 at Listening for Early Morning Calls