Sunday, November 5, 2023
Crete Hall, Hutchins Street Square, Lodi, CA
Sandhill Cranes are secretive when nesting, but with current technology cranes can be seen on and around their nests without being disturbed. For the past 3 years, two Sandhill Crane pairs were observed nesting in the Yampa Valley, Colorado, via a livestream camera. Video captured predator attacks, the parents changing places on the nest, unison calling, eggs hatching, and chicks in and near the nest. Presented by Erin Gelling, Executive Director of the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition.
Erin Gelling received her M.S. in Rangeland Ecology from University of Wyoming working with one of her favorite birds, the Greater Sage-Grouse. She has a strong background in avian ecology, botany, and environmental education, having worked for non-profits, government, and universities. For over 15 years, she has worked with a variety of birds, including plovers, sparrows, shorebirds, sage-grouse, and her other favorite bird, the Sandhill Crane.
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