This National Geographic video is about Sandhill crane migration.
From Prensa Latina news agency:
Cuba Boosts Protection of its Largest birds
Isle of Youth, Cuba, Dec 20 Specialists of Havana University and the National Institute of Flora and Fauna began monitoring the number of Cuban cranes, the largest specimens in the country.
The experts selected several points of the ecological reserve of Los Indios for their study considering that it is an area with more presence of the endemic sub species [of the Sandhill crane] in this Caribbean country.
… the Cuban crane (Grus canadiensis nesiotes) also has habitats in the western provinces of Pinar del Rio and Matanzas, Ciego de Avila and in Sancti Spiritus (the central region) and Camaguey in the east, biologist Patricio Rodriguez told Prensa Latina.
According to official figures, there are about 700 specimens in Cuba. It is a large bird that measures, when an adult, about 1.30 meters and feeds on insects, frogs, worms, mice and seeds.
Counting will continue until tomorrow and is one of the actions of the 4th National Festival of the Cuban Crane begun last December15 in this municipality.
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New directory set to help conserve Cuba’s birds: The National Centre for Protected Areas (CNAP, BirdLife in Cuba): here.
September 2011. It may be playing host to thousands of wintering geese but it is a rare American arrival that is attracting attention at an RSPB Scotland nature reserve in Aberdeenshire. An adult sandhill crane, only the fourth ever to be recorded in Britain, has been spotted at RSPB Loch of Strathbeg: here.
Cuban President Castro hosts talks with US Congressional Black Caucus: here.