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Cranes just wanna have fun

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Cranes just wanna have fun

The Sulphur Springs Valley has attracted a record 40,499 wintering sandhill cranes this season, according to Arizona Game and Fish biologists. But not all the cranes are happy with their winter abode.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

“... without wetlands for roosting, the crane-attracting dynamics would be entirely different here in Arizona.”

— Mike Rabe, migratory game bird program manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department

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Arizona Game & Fish Dep't: A record 40,499 sandhill cranes counted in southern Arizona

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