Mormon Lake Sandhill Crane
3 Jun 2016, 3:22 PM,
#1
Mormon Lake Sandhill Crane
I saw on the AZNM listserv this report of the subject bird:

http://birding.aba.org/mobiledigest/AZ#1135647

The bird is still present at 3:25 pm and can be seen from the road 0.45 miles north of the entrance to Double Springs

Jason
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3 Jun 2016, 4:54 PM,
#2
RE: Mormon Lake Sandhill Crane
A little historical context, just for fun: “Sandhill cranes also have a long history in Arizona...They were found to be abundant by famed naturalist Elliot Coues along the lower Colorado in the 1860’s and accounts of nesting activity in the White Mountains and at Mormon Lake from the mid 1880’s were documented for these big birds.  Greater sandhill cranes numbers declined through the late 1800’s and by 1900 cranes no longer nested in Arizona.” Source: https://www.azgfd.com/wildlife/viewing/w...hillcrane/
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3 Jun 2016, 5:30 PM,
#3
RE: Mormon Lake Sandhill Crane
I found it at 3:55 at the same location that Jason reported.


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4 Jun 2016, 8:44 AM,
#4
RE: Mormon Lake Sandhill Crane
The Sandhill Crane was still present at 8:15 this morning.

Thanks Jason for forwarding this post.
Tom
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5 Jun 2016, 4:08 PM,
#5
RE: Mormon Lake Sandhill Crane
The crane was present this morning at 11:30.
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21 Jul 2016, 8:54 AM,
#6
RE: Mormon Lake Sandhill Crane
According to eBird reports there have been TWO Sandhill Cranes at Mormon Lake since about the 4th of July:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30539200

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30701562
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