Saturday, September 4, 2010

International Crane Foundation Visit

Two weeks ago, on the way back from delivering our college student to Ohio for her senior year, we stopped in Baraboo, Wisconsin, to visit the International Crane Foundation. This is the only place on earth where you can see all 15 species of crane -- majestic birds, some of which, like the Siberian Crane, are critically endangered because of loss of habitat and disruption of migration. Our time was limited and so we didn't see them all. Here are a few. I encourage you to follow the links to learn more about each.

Grey Crowned Crane (East and South Africa)

Side view of the Grey Crowned Crane

Brolga (Australia)

Sarus Crane (India) - Note that this bird, tallest of the cranes, is looking me right in the eye, if not down on me

Wattled Crane (Subsaharan Africa)

Siberian Crane - note the light yellow eye, so eerie against the pink of the face

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1 comment:

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I sure would love to visit that place some day-