A pair of sandhill cranes standing in a pond full of lilly pads.

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes (Antigone canadensis) are commonly found throughout North America. These large yet graceful birds mate for life once they find their partner. Their trumpet like calls can be heard for miles and their dancing is something to be seen. They grow up to 47 inches and can have a wingspan of  78 inches.Their numbers are mostly plentiful, but they are endangered in Mississippi and Cuba.