Each spring, Sandhill Cranes migrate through the Rockies on the way to their breeding grounds, stopping among agricultural fields and shallow wetlands to feed and rest. But did you that the birds we see in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah are part of just one out of five subpopulations?
Also, why are Sandhill Cranes bald? Yeah, you know, that red patch on their head, what does it do? And how would cranes use Tinder if they had it?
Learn the answers and laugh a little (with us or at us, either’s fine), in this short, educational, and hopefully entertaining video from community naturalist Zach Hutchinson.
Learn how you can help cranes and the habitat they need through our Western Rivers Initiative.