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Spring Break with Sandhill Cranes

Updated: Apr 18

Delightful & Graceful Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes, Saginaw County Wetlands

Michigan is a favorite breeding ground of the Sandhill Crane. They’re tall, elegant, and graceful… and the males of the species really know how to boogie!

A leaping Sandhill Crane

Male Sandhill Cranes will strut their stuff – and do a little dance – to attempt to win a female’s attention. They’ll jump, pump their heads, dance, squawk loudly, and in general make quite a fuss.

Male Sandhill Crane with wings outstretched

Every year around spring break, I look forward to checking out the party the Sandhill Cranes get going out in the Saginaw County Wetlands!

Male Sandhill crane readying to leap

Fun fact: the oldest Sandhill Crane fossils – found in Florida – are estimated to be 2.5 million years old!

To see more photos of Michigan's Wondrous Birds & Wildlife, visit my gallery here.

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