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"News & Events" for the January 2012 Conservationist.

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Photo of 2 sandhill cranes in corn stubble

Sandhill Crane

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.

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Photo of 3 sandhill cranes at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

Sandhill Cranes at Eagle Bluffs CA

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.

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Photo of 2 sandhill cranes in corn stubble

Sandhill Cranes at Squaw Creek NWR

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.

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Photo of two whooping cranes in flight.

Whooping Cranes Flying

Photo of two whooping cranes in flight.

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Photo of two whooping cranes in flight

Whooping Cranes in Flight

Photo of two whooping cranes in flight.

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Whooping cranes in a cropfield

Whooping Cranes on the Ground

Two whooping cranes in a cropfield near Neosho, Mo.

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Photo of two whooping cranes in flight.

Whooping cranes pay rare visit to southwest Missouri

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What a hunter thought might be someone in trouble turned out to be a flock of rare birds with 7-foot wingspans.

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