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Comic: Ornithology

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).

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“... 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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