Bonanza Bird #1: The Sandhill Crane

Birdorable Sandhill Crane

In the next 18 days we’ll be introducing a new Birdorable bird every day as part of our Birdorable Bonanza 2010. The first bird is this Sandhill Crane. Sandhill Cranes are large birds found in grassland and marshes throughout North America. Nesting usually occurs close to water. Their preferred feeding grounds are fields or shallow water; they are omnivorous and find food by foraging, probing into the soft soil with their beaks or hunting small prey.

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Sandhill Cranes along the Elkhorn Scenic Byway by Baker County Tourism (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Until July 24th we'll be adding a new Birdorable bird species every day. Here’s a sneak peek at tomorrow’s bird, a green anteater that lives in Europe and western Asia.


Cat on July 7, 2010 at 9:41 AM wrote:
I see these where I live all the time their adorable!
Ashira on July 7, 2010 at 11:35 AM wrote:
Well, I certainly failed on the identification there a few days ago. xD Someone else got it right, though. The next one looks like it might be a flycatcher! C:
dominic morrell on July 7, 2010 at 3:34 PM wrote:
European roller? :(
dominic morrell on July 12, 2010 at 2:13 PM wrote:
Timothy Bishop Baker County Tourism on April 24, 2015 at 3:35 PM wrote:
Thanks for sharing our photo. We're always excited when the Sandhill Cranes return to our region and enjoy watching them along the Elkhorn Scenic Byway and especially near Phillips Lake and the Sumpter Dredge Tailings throughout the spring and summer. They're a little skittish but if your still and fairly patient you can get close enough for some nice photos with a moderate zoom lens
Louise Warner on March 17, 2017 at 10:22 AM wrote:
green woodpeker!

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