Date: 12/30/18 2:58 pm
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Sand hill cranes
Jim,
Birds of North America online doesn't talk about the derivation of the common name, but the Wikipedia article on Sandhill Crane says "The common name of this bird refers to habitat like that at the Platte River, on the edge of Nebraska's Sandhills on the American Plains." Other sites that came up when I search on "Sandhill Crane name origin" say something similar.
Jim NelsonBethesda, MD


-----Original Message-----
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
To: Anna Urciolo <urcioloa...>
Cc: MDbirding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Sun, Dec 30, 2018 2:41 pm
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Sand hill cranes

On 12/30/18, Anna Urciolo <urcioloa...> wrote:
> Seen up on hill west of small pond across from golf course. 16600 West
> Willard - Poolesville MD

Of course, sandhill is one word, tho spellchecker is trying to tell me
otherwise.

I wonder if they were first seen in the Nebraska Sandhills region and
thus the name.  Also wonder who first saw/named them other than native
Americans.  Possibly, the Lewis & Clark expedition members...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County MD
M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter

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