Birders were out before dawn this weekend for the annual Midwest Crane Count.
“We’ll it’s about 6 oclock in the morning. The rain is coming down lightly, but we’re out here counting cranes, or trying to. Listening for their territorial calls or their guard calls.”
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.