sandhill cranes

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If you want to get outdoors on a what's forecast to be a beautiful spring morning, the International Crane Foundation could use some help with it's annual Midwest Crane Count. The count is this Saturday morning.

The Oneida county coordinators are Bob and Jan Dall of Rhinelander. He says volunteers go out from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.and look and listen for cranes.

He says it's a citizen-science project that has key impacts on populations of birds that Dall says are stressed.....

April Crane Count Tracks Numbers, Whereabouts

Mar 24, 2014
Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

Volunteers are getting ready to count Wisconsin’s cranes.  The Midwest Crane Count happens April 12th, organized by the International Crane Foundation.

The count happens early in the morning, between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m.  Oneida County coordinator Bob Dall says volunteers look and listen for a crane’s call at about 40 known nesting sites in the county.   

“Some of our local wildlife areas like Thunder Marsh, areas near open flowages and wetland bogs.  Cranberry marshes are very popular for cranes, they love to feed or nest there.”