Thank you for your interest in the Annual Midwest Crane Count!
To participate in Crane Count you first need to contact your County Coordinator to be assigned a site and receive additional instructions. Click here to view the listing of county coordinators.
See “Crane Count 101” and “Counter Resources” below for survey instructions and to download your data sheet and other useful links. If you have further questions, contact the International Crane Foundation Crane Count Coordinator.
As always, please remember your Crane Count Etiquette:
- Please give cranes the respect and distance they need and do not approach birds on foot within 200 yards. If you are in a vehicle, remain in your vehicle and do not approach any closer than 100 yards.
- Please remain concealed and do not speak loudly enough that the birds can hear you.
- Finally, do not trespass on private property in an attempt to view or count cranes. Thank you!
COVID-19 Guidelines for 2021 Crane Count – Are you counting with others from outside your household? Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, crane count volunteers should plan on wearing a mask during the count and stay at least six feet from participants from different households. Participants should also avoid carpooling with other counters from outside their household and counting in large groups to limit exposure to COVID-19.