Sandhill cranes have begun spring migration

Viewer submitted photo shows sandhill cranes during their spring migration. (WLFI Report!t Photo/Melissa Wagner-Wu)
Viewer submitted photo shows sandhill cranes during their spring migration. (WLFI Report!t Photo/Melissa Wagner-Wu)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – We’re expecting another round of winter weather, but in a sure sign of Spring — the sandhill cranes have begun their spring migration.

Viewer submitted photo shows sandhill cranes during their spring migration. (WLFI Report!t Photo/Melissa Wagner-Wu)
Viewer submitted photo shows sandhill cranes during their spring migration. (WLFI Report!t Photo/Melissa Wagner-Wu)

These photos were submitted Tuesday by Melissa Wagner-Wu, who said she saw a “huge migration” for an hour and a half on the east side of Lafayette.

The cranes are heading to their summer breeding grounds north of Indiana, in Michigan, Minnesota and Canada. They spend winter months in the southern United States, including Florida and Alabama.

Many make a stop at the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area near Medaryville, Ind. The property includes an observation deck where thousands of the birds can be seen and, most notably, heard.

 

 

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