Sandhill Cranes

On this episode, learn how to join the sandhill crane count and next month's beluga whale count. Also, Dr Katrin Iken talks with  reporter Amanda Compton about sea ice algae and Professor Debbie Boege Tobin previews upcoming classes at Kachemak Bay Campus. To see the  proposal for the Ecological Baseline and Management Plan for Inspiration Ridge Crane Preserve, go to:
https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/handle/2027.42/136566

Cranes Return to Kachemak Bay

Apr 22, 2017
Nina Faust

If you would like to contribute to Kachemak Crane Watch's tracking and research, call 235-6262 or send an email to reports@cranewatch.org. Faust is tracking information about nesting pairs - the date they started nesting, the date they hatch their colts, and at the end of the season, when they fledge.
For complete information, go to http://cranewatch.org

Homer Awaits Annual Return of Cranes

Apr 12, 2016
Photo by Nina Faust/Kachemak Crane Watch

Nina Faust with Kachemak Crane Watch says she expects a report of a sighting of Lesser Sandhill Cranes on the ground in the Homer area any day now. Up until now all the sighting reports she's received have been of cranes in flight.

Kachemak Crane Watch received their first report of a sighting of Sandhill Cranes on March 9th. They were seen flying near Beluga Slough. That's a month early, according to Nina Faust with Kachemak Crane Watch. There have been about ten more sightings of flying cranes since then, says Faust. 

If you see a Sandhill Crane you can call in a report at 907-235-6262 or make your report via email to reports@cranewatch.org. 

Cranes Gone For Winter

Sep 30, 2015
Photo Courtesy of Kachemak Crane Watch

Summer has come and gone and Sandhill Cranes are heading south after another successful year nesting in the Kachemak Bay area. A citizen scientist group that counts the cranes each fall reports their numbers are in keeping with past years. But, KBBI’s Quinton Chandler reports crane lovers are worried by what awaits the birds in drought stricken California.