Documentation of Sandhill Crane

Observer Information

Reporter:  Julie Barraza  2406 Ute Court,   Fort Collins, CO  80525
Other Observers:  Kristyn Hosmer

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Sandhill Crane
First Date/Time:  3/28/2015 10:00:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  3/28/2015 10:10:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  10 minutes
County:  Weld
Specific Location:  Crow Valley Campground
Number:  2
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Multiple Birds - Mixed
Plumage:  Non-breeding


Flying over riparian woodland/grassland/Crow Creek area

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  Nikon 10.5 X 45 binoculars
Distance:  approcimately 0.5 mile
Light:  excellent - sunny day, no clouds

Description of the Bird

Two birds soaring over area, presumed migrating. Calls were given several times.

Similar Species Discussion


Resources Used

Common knowledge. There was no possibility of mistaking these birds with any other species.

Previous Experience

I am a professional wildlife biologist and in training to become an Audubon Master Birder. My companion is currently enrolled in an ornithology course at Colorado State University.



Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

3/28/2015 1:19:00 PM

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