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 firstname.lastname@example.org.