Bitter Lake NWR ~ Lesser Sandhill Cranes
Southeastern New Mexico ~ Outside of Roswell
Wintering Grounds and/or Stopover For Lesser Sandhill Cranes
These guys (compared to the Great Sandhill Cranes) breed at more northern latitudes such as the arctic, are smaller and the smallest, weighing on average about 6-7 pounds and standing 3-3.5 feet tall.
The Bitter Lake Lesser Sandhills migrate as far as Western Alaska & Siberia.
Kudos to Steve Alvarez and Staff, Jim Montgomery and the Friends of Bitter Lake NWR for a well done educational and experiential outreach ~ Cranes & Cocoa 2017