Sandhill Cranes of Central Maine with Maine Audubon

Posted Aug. 02, 2012, at 1:12 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME

For more information: Mike Windsor; (207) 781-2330 ext. 211; maineaudubon.org/events/2012/sandhill-cranes/

Though primarily a bird of the Midwest and West, sandhill cranes began breeding in central Maine in 2000. This field trip will travel from Falmouth to New Gloucester, Poland, Belgrade, and eventually to Smithfield seeking an encounter with these majestic birds, but we are also likely to see many other species in this area. Standing close to 4 feet tall, Sandhill Cranes are hard to miss. The birds can live up to 20 years. Mated pairs stay together throughout the year, migrating south as a group with their young. This trip is a great opportunity to view these amazing animals. NOTE: Please meet trip leader Mike Windsor at the Gilsland Farm Environmental Center parking lot in Falmouth at 7:45 a.m.