|Join the Flight of the Cranes
Saturday, February 5
Sandhill cranes, one of the largest birds in North America with a wingspan of up to eight feet, spend the winter in areas of southern Arizona. Thousands of people visit these areas annually to witness the spectacular sight of these birds as they launch into the air in the morning and return to roost in the evening.
Over 288 species of birds have been found on Cibola NWR, including many species of migratory songbirds, Gambel’s quail, roadrunners, mourning and white-winged doves, phainopepla, greater sandhill cranes, Canada and snow geese, Vermilion flycatchers, grosbeaks, the bald eagle, southwestern willow flycatcher and Yuma clapper rail are among the endangered birds that use Cibola NWR. Other listed species include the desert tortoise, razorback sucker, bonytail chub, and desert pupfish.
Desert mule deer, bobcat, and coyotes also call this refuge home.
For more information, please contact Rebecca DeWitt at (602) 405-9060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Come to the Sandhill crane party”
February 4, 2011 at 5:44 am (Nature's wonders, Saving endangered animals + plants, saving native fish, saving oceans/waterways, working together)
Tags: beauty of nature, fish, saving endangered animals & plants, saving our environment, saving the biodiversity of planet, wildlife, working together