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Annual Midwest Crane Count

The Annual Midwest Crane Count

is run by the

International Crane Foundation

Crane Count



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.


Open the Crane Count website



Topic - cranes, birds, populations, monitoring

Audience - all, adults, families, schools, youth groups

Location - Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota

Goals - research, education



Alyssa Rod, Crane Count Coordinator  email Alyssa

   608-356-9462 x127

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