Wings Over Willcox Chairman Homer Hansen reports that the annual census conducted by the Arizona Game and Fish Department found 26,616 Sandhill Cranes
in the Sulphur Springs Valley, including 22,600
at Whitewater Draw wildlife area.
The number of cranes this winter is down from 29,633 in 2012-13. The highest population ever recorded in the valley was over 40,000 in 2009-10.
SABO's weekly Whitewater Wetland Walks
and Crane Watches
at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area will take a break this weekend while we help with the Wings Over Willcox festival but will resume next Sunday (January 26) and continue through Sunday, February 23. No registration is required for the crane watches; to register for a walk, please visit our Calendar of Events