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Everything You Want to Know About Greater Sandhill Crane Nesting
Presented by Erin Gelling and Van Graham
May 3, 2021
Greater Sandhill Cranes nest in the spring in wetlands, building large but simple nests on the ground surrounded by water. Forming life-long pair bonds, crane pairs will typically switch off incubating 2 eggs for 30 days, hatching young that are able to see and walk within a few hours. How do cranes build their nests and protect their nests against predators? Do the parents spend equal time incubating the eggs? What happens when a nest fails or eggs don’t hatch? What happens during hatching? Learn about general crane nesting biology, the more intricate details of nesting, and how you can help protect crane nests.