Glacier Bay Explorer


Artist: Nathan Borson
Artist: Nathan Borson
Lesser Sandhill Cranes resume their journey after a stopover at the Dude Creek Critical Habitat Area, established for them adjacent to Glacier Bay National Park. This flock circles to gain elevation after taking off one auspicious September morning. These cranes are part of a population that migrates from nesting grounds around Bristol Bay and Cook Inlet to winter habitat in central California via the outer coast of Glacier Bay National Park. Their distinctive clattering calls herald the arrival of spring and fall along their route.

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