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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Sandhill Cranes.


Six Superlative Sources

· Grooms, S. 1991. The Cry of the Sandhill Crane. NorthWord Press. A very nice book covering all aspects of Sandhill Crane biology.

· Walkinshaw, L.H. 1949. The Sandhill Crane. Cranbrook Institute of Science Bulletin No. 29. The first comprehensive study of Sandhill Crane biology.

· Tacha, T.C., S.A. Nesbitt, and P.A. Vohs. 1992. In The Birds of North America, No. 31 (A. Poole, P. Stedman, and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences; The American Ornithologists' Union. The most current summary of our knowledge about Sandhill Cranes.

· Tacha, T.C. 1988. Social organization of Sandhill Cranes from midcontinental North America. Wildlife Monographs 99: 1-37. A thorough study and description of Sandhill Crane behavior.

· Johnsgard, P.A. 1991. Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes. University of Nebraska Press. This book describes the biology of both Sandhill Cranes and Whooping Cranes.

· The Economic Impact of Wildlife Watching on the Platte River in Nebraska. From the website of Fermata, Inc., this study describes the economic impact bird watchers have along the Platte River, site of the largest concentration of Sandhill Cranes in the world.

Other Excellent Sources

· Johnsgard, P.A. 1983. Cranes of the World. Indiana University Press. An excellent reference on all the world's crane species.

· Meine, C.D., and G.W. Archibald (eds.). 1996. The Cranes: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan. IUCN. This important publication covers the biology, population status, and efforts to conserve all of the world's crane species.

· The International Crane Foundation. An excellent website of the world's foremost crane conservation, research, and education facility.

· Operation Migration. Website of the organization helping to restore Whooping Cranes by leading young birds with ultralight aircraft.

· National Geographic's Crane Cam. Offers a photo gallery, a migratory map, a live web camera from Nebraska during migration seasons, and other useful information.

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