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Sandhill Cranes near Wilson Hill WMA

Posted by Ben Dixon,
North Country explorer from
September 4, 2022

It was a delight to spot this pair of Sandhill Cranes grazing in a grassy field near the Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area in Louisville, St. Lawrence County, NY. Sandhill Cranes breed in several locations in the county, including the Wilson Hill WMA, Upper & Lower Lakes WMA, and the Lisbon Swamp Complex. Keep your eyes out for these majestic birds that can reach four feet in length and have wingspans of 6.5 feet. Better yet - keep your ears open for their distinctive rattling/rolling calls. Check them out at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Sandhill_Crane/overview