The "Mystique" of the Sandhill Crane Spotlighted at Naturalist Nights

Jan 23, 2019

The Naturalist Nights speaker series continues this week with retired biologist Van Graham talking about the latest research on sandhill cranes. The birds were listed as a Colorado endangered species in 1973. Graham began working with the cranes while in Steamboat Springs, which is where the core population of Colorado’s nesting and staging cranes is located. KDNK's Mark Duggan talked to Graham about what Naturalist Nights attendees can expect to learn at his presentation.

Sandhill cranes migrate to the Rio Grande Valley of New Mexico in the winter and return to Colorado around March. This pair found that the cold and snow in their northern range wasn't over yet.