Annual Midwest Crane Count

Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 1976
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Citizen Science Programs
Audience: 
Families | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Adults | General Public
Discipline: 
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | Life science
Organization:
International Crane Foundation
Description: 

The Annual Midwest Crane Count started in 1976 and currently covers 5 states. The primary purposes of the Crane Count are to help ICF monitor the abundance and distribution of cranes in the Upper-Midwest which helps with crane research as well as introducing people to cranes and their natural environment. In the 1930's, an estimated 25 pairs of Sandhill Cranes resided in Wisconsin. The year 2000 Count tallied more than 13,000 Sandhill Cranes.

Team Members

Alyssa RodAlyssa RodProject Manager

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