Sandhill and Whooping Cranes: Ancient Voices over America's Wetlands By Paul A. Johnsgard, Sandhill and Whooping Cranes Ancient Voices over America Sandhill and Whooping Cranes Ancient Voices Over America s Wetlands comes from an author who has spent nearly half a century observing cranes throughout the United States The author s own ink drawings accompanies a natural history and detailed guide to crane viewing sites around the U.S and Canada, making this a pick for any birding collection James A Cox, Midwest Book Review Sandhill crane Sandhill cranes have been tried as foster parents for whooping cranes in reintroduction schemes This failed when the whooping cranes imprinted on their foster parents, later did not recognize other whooping cranes as their conspecifics , and unsuccessfully tried to pair with sandhill cranes instead. Whooping crane The whooping crane Grus americana , the tallest North American bird, is an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound Along with the sandhill crane , it is one of only two crane species found in North America. Disease Risks to Whooping Cranes and Sandhill Cranes Sandhill cranes are closely related to whooping cranes Sandhill cranes share habitat and migration routes with whooping cranes, so they are likely exposed to the same diseases. Sandhill and Whooping Cranes Ancient Voices over America What Sandhill and Whooping Cranes does is allow him a chance to pause and look back in his rearview mirror, acknowledging a wide circle of friends young and old who he treasures and with whom he has shared the experience of cranes, sunsets and wild things over these many years.Michael Forsberg, Prairie Fire, Libraries and individuals who own Johnsgard s Crane Musicmust get this PDF Sandhill and Whooping Cranes ResearchGate Sandhill and whooping cranes are intelligent, territorial, and long lived omnivores that are highly philopatric tend to return to or remain near a particular site or area year after
Driving west from Lincoln to Grand Island, Nebraska, Paul A Johnsgard remarks, is like driving backward in time I suspect, he says, that the migrating cranes of a pre ice age period some ten million years ago would fully understand every nuance of the crane conversation going on today along the Platte Johnsgard has spent nearly a half century observing cranes, fromDriving west from Lincoln to Grand Island, Nebraska, Paul A Johnsgard remarks, is like driving backward in time I suspect, he says, that the migrating cranes of a pre ice age period some ten million years ago would fully understand every nuance of the crane conversation going on today along the Platte Johnsgard has spent nearly a half century observing cranes, from a yearly foray to Nebraska s Platte River valley to see the spring migration, to pilgrimages to the birds wintering grounds in Arizona and nesting territory in Alaska In this book he draws from his own extensive experience as well as the latest science to offer a richly detailed and deeply felt account of the ecology of sandhill and whooping cranes and the wetlands in which they live.Incorporating current information on changing migration patterns, population trends, and breeding ranges, Johnsgard explains the life cycle of the crane, as well as the significance of these species to our natural world He also writes frankly of the uncertain future of these majestic birds, as cranes and their habitats face the effects of climate change and increasing human population pressures Illustrated with the author s own ink drawings and containing a detailed guide to crane viewing sites in the United States and Canada, this book is at once an invaluable reference and an eloquent testimony to how much these birds truly mean.