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Migrating Sandhill Cranes

Thursday, November 9 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

Sandhill Cranes

Leaders: Ken and Janet Dance    Home Phone 519-463-6156, cell 226-792-6712,    Email:  dancenvironment@rogers.com

Date:    November 9, 2017, Rain date November 10, 2017

Meeting Time:  4:15p.m., duration 1¼ hour.

Meeting Place:   Parking lot at NW corner of Ayr-Wrigleys Road and Spragues (Pinehurst) Road – known formerly as Highway 24A.  Viewing from an observation tower on southern margin of Bannister Lake and from the lake margin.


No Fee. Not wheelchair accessible. No washroom at the site. We will walk for 3 minutes along a fairly level dirt path to the viewing tower. During the past 2 Autumns, 100 cranes have roosted at this location at dusk this time of year. In addition to cranes, expect waterfowl and possibly raptors. We will stay until sundown to see cranes drop from the sky onto the roosting site at dusk, so dress warmly and wear hiking boots. Bring binoculars, scopes, cameras. We will have a scope on site.

Please RSVP so that we can plan a rewarding outing.


Thursday, November 9
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Ken Dance


Bannister Lake Conservation Area
1032 Wrigley Road
Ayr, ON Canada
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