Sandhill cranes stage major migration over Illinois
Birders reported a major migration of sandhill cranes Monday over the Greene Valley Forest Preserve.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. birders counted 12,413 sandhills and admit they may have missed some heading south. According to Bob Fisher, two years ago on Nov. 19, 2006, they counted 14,000 sandhills over the same site.
Now might be a good time to visit Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in northwest Indiana.