Craig-Moore Reports from Canada:
am slightly baffled at the low number of reports this spring,
but am assuming that the warm
south winds on April 16-18 carried several of the birds north and
the stopovers were very brief — so maybe no one saw the birds
to report them!
an alternative explanation: Because migration is early this
year— but it's
seeding to start in most parts of the province—there is
less traffic out in the country so fewer eyes on the skies.
the flood of cranes is still to come!! Next time I should have
more news. On May 14 I will be flying up to the nesting grounds
in Wood Buffalo National Park from our office here in Saskatoon.
eldest son turns 5 on May 11 so I always wait until after his
birthday to leave for the nesting grounds.)
Technician | Technicienne de la faune
Canada | Environnement Canada
Canadian Wildlife Service
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada