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2017 Sandhill Crane Thread

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:17 am
by Brad
Wow, where has this winter gone! Less than a month until the cranes return, only two months until they peak!

Rowe Sanctuary
General Crane Tours - March 4 - April 9 -
March 4 - 16: $25.00/person/tour March 17
April 2 (Peak Season): $35.00/person/tour April 3
April 9: $25.00/person/tour

Overnight Photography Blinds - March 18 - April 8 - $225.00/blind (Blind holds 2 people)

Photographers Crane Tour - March 18 - April 8 - $60.00/person/tour



Crane Trust Nature & Visitor Center
Group Viewing Blind Tours - March 18 - April 8 - $35.00

Footbridge Viewing Tour - March 15-March 26 - $15

Overnight Photography Blinds - March 4 - April 1 - $225.00/blind (Blind holds 2 people)

VIP Crane Viewing Experience - Call for more information


I'm so glad to see Rowe add a full "Photographers Crane Tour" at both sunrise and sunset.

Re: 2017 Sandhill Crane Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:44 pm
by Candleshoe
The first wave is now arriving!

Took these this morning in Hall County, between Doniphan and Alda Road. Already several good sized groups in the usual spots. Nothing very close to the road, but the first viewing of the year is awesome, no matter what!

ImageAmong the first to arrive back! by Joe, on Flickr

ImageLook who's back! by Joe, on Flickr

ImageThe Sandhill Cranes return by Joe, on Flickr

Re: 2017 Sandhill Crane Thread

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:16 pm
by skinzfan23
Thanks for the photos, looks amazing.

Re: 2017 Sandhill Crane Thread

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:14 pm
by Brad
Awesome! Thanks for the Update!

Re: 2017 Sandhill Crane Thread

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:31 am
by Brad
Crane Trust wrote:
https://cranetrust.org/counts-week-2-2017/

Crane Count:
February 13th = 8,146 Sandhill Cranes
February 21st = 66,000 Sandhill Cranes

Most are currently in the Grand Island area, with a small group in the Gibbon area.

Next count will be February 27th

Re: 2017 Sandhill Crane Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:14 pm
by Brad
Crane Trust wrote:
https://cranetrust.org/counts-week-3-2017/

Crane Count:
February 13th = 8,146 Sandhill Cranes
February 21st = 66,000 Sandhill Cranes
February 27st = 194,825 Sandhill Cranes

Re: 2017 Sandhill Crane Thread

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:56 am
by Brad
Crane Trust wrote:
https://cranetrust.org/counts-week-4-2017

Crane Count:
February 13th = 8,146 Sandhill Cranes
February 21st = 66,000 Sandhill Cranes
February 27st = 194,825 Sandhill Cranes
March 8th = 406,000 Sandhill Cranes

Re: 2017 Sandhill Crane Thread

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:45 am
by Brad
Tourists who visit central Nebraska for sandhill crane migration spend millions, researchers find

http://www.omaha.com/outdoors/tourists- ... 5f771.html

By Rick Ruggles / World-Herald staff writer wrote:Now, as a University of Nebraska at Kearney associate professor of economics, Dority and other researchers have placed a dollar value on that spectacle: $14.3 million.


By Rick Ruggles / World-Herald staff writer wrote:They also generated taxes and helped support 182 year-round jobs at Rowe Sanctuary, the Crane Trust, hotels, restaurants and other businesses.