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News & Events

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"News & Events" for the January 2012 Conservationist. More

Sandhill Crane

Photo of 2 sandhill cranes in corn stubble
Grus canadensis
Sandhill cranes, sometimes mistaken for great blue herons, are rare migrants in Missouri that are becoming more common. They have a “bustle” of feathers over their short tail, and they fly with their necks straight out. More

Sandhill Cranes at Eagle Bluffs CA

Photo of 3 sandhill cranes at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area
Sandhill cranes have a “bustle” of feathers over their short tail, and they fly with their necks straight out. These cranes visited the wetlands at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area in Boone County in January 2012. More

Sandhill Cranes at Squaw Creek NWR

Photo of 2 sandhill cranes in corn stubble
Sandhill cranes, sometimes mistaken for great blue herons, are rare migrants in Missouri that are becoming more common. These cranes visited Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in November 2011. More

Whooping Cranes Flying

Photo of two whooping cranes in flight.
Photo of two whooping cranes in flight. More

Whooping Cranes in Flight

Photo of two whooping cranes in flight
Photo of two whooping cranes in flight. More

Whooping Cranes on the Ground

Whooping cranes in a cropfield
Two whooping cranes in a cropfield near Neosho, Mo. More

Whooping cranes pay rare visit to southwest Missouri

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Photo of two whooping cranes in flight.
What a hunter thought might be someone in trouble turned out to be a flock of rare birds with 7-foot wingspans. More