If you can’t join SABO this winter for a Whitewater Wetlands Walk and/or Sandhill Crane Watch, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has provided the next best thing: a live video feed from the playa lake at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area!
The feed is best viewed between 6:30 to 8:00 a.m. when Arizona’s largest flock of Sandhill Cranes departs for breakfast in nearby farm fields, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. when the majority of the flock returns, and between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. when the last stragglers return to the roost for the night. Even when the cranes are not present, you may see some of the ducks, shorebirds, songbirds, and birds of prey that make their winter home at the wildlife area.
Thanks to our colleagues at Arizona Game and Fish for sharing our cranes with birders and wildlife watchers the world over!
(The video above is from SABO’s YouTube channel.)