Date: 10/21/19 6:18 pm
From: Williams, Lisa <liswilliam...>
Subject: PA Crane Survey - Oct 30 to Nov 6
Hello all,

The USFWS Division of Migratory Birds has once again asked PA to participate in the Fall Sandhill Crane Survey. Many of you participated in previous surveys, or have expressed interest in participating this year. Thanks for your help!!

This year the survey will be conducted during Oct 30 to Nov 6.
Counts are best conducted within 30 minutes after sunrise or 30 minutes before sunset. If dawn/dusk surveys are not possible, cranes can be tallied during the day as they forage in small groups.

Background info, protocol and data sheet are available on the PGC website at (www.pgc.pa.gov<http://www.pgc.pa.gov>) on the PGC Birding and Bird Conservation page. http://www.pgc.pa.gov/InformationResources/GetInvolved/SandhillCraneSurvey/Pages/default.aspx

There are multiple ways to report your crane observations. 1) You can complete the online report via the web link below, or print survey sheets from the web page and mail to the address provided.

2018 Findings:

106 cranes were observed. Cranes were observed in six counties: CRAWFORD, LAWRENCE, BRADFORD, LACKAWANNA, WYOMING, SULLIVAN



Thanks to everyone who went the extra mile to complete the survey in 2018 and I look forward to seeing your 2019 observations!
Lisa

Lisa M. Williams, Wildlife Biologist - Grouse, Woodcock, Sandhill Cranes, Webless Game Birds
PA Game Commission
<liswilliam...>
Grouse and Woodcock Mgt: http://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/WildlifeSpecies/Pages/RuffedGrouse.aspx

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