Increases in Greater Sandhill Crane use of agricultural fields adjacent to Burns Bog, British Columbia

Susanne Sloboda, Naomi Sands, and Ian Robertson1


Robertson Environmental Services Ltd., 1525 200th Street, Langley, BC, V2Z 1W5 email:ian@robertsonenvironmental.com
1Corresponding Author


Abstract: Fall staging by Greater Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis tabida) in the fields adjacent to Crescent Slough appears to have increased since surveys conducted in 1994 and 1999. The maximum count of Sandhill Cranes foraging in the fields adjacent to Burns Bog has increased from 28 and 21 cranes in 1994 and 1999, respectively, to 56 and 54 individuals in September of 2005 and 2007, respectively. Variations in foraging preferences were also documented.

Key words: Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis, fall staging, agricultural fields, Crescent Slough, Burns Bog


PDFicon Sloboda, S., N. Sands and I. Robertson. 2009. Increases in Greater Sandhill Crane use of agricultural fields adjacent to Burns Bog, British Columbia. British Columbia Birds 19:24-28.

 


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