The 2020 Annual Midwest Crane Count is canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. We look forward to counting with you next year – keep calm and crane on!
Each year in mid-April, over 1,000 volunteers travel to their local wetlands and favorite birding locations to participate in the Crane Count. This annual survey of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes spans over 90 counties in six states of the upper Midwest (Wisconsin and portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota).
To participate in the 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 Counter Information to download your data sheet, instructions for entering your data, and other useful links.
If your county is not involved and you are interested in becoming a County Coordinator, contact the International Crane Foundation’s Crane Count Coordinator at 608-356-9462.