Info on crane colts wanted

Sandhill crane colts will be fledging (flying) very soon. It takes 60-70 days from hatching to fledging. Some may have already fledged if the pair started nesting earlier than usual.

Please report any crane colts that are now fully flying to Kachemak Crane Watch. Let us know where and when the colts were able to fly off with the adults. Include your specific location. Any other information you care to share is most welcome.

If the colts you have been watching have disappeared or died, please let us know as well. If you know how they died, please include that information too.

This has been a good summer for nesting birds. The weather is so favorable that many songbirds have been able to nest twice.

Enjoy the summer and the cranes.

Nina Faust

Kachemak Crane Watch