Fitz: Birders welcome the Cranes back to Willcox

2014-01-18T16:00:00Z 2014-01-18T17:17:04Z Fitz: Birders welcome the Cranes back to WillcoxDavid Fitzsimmons The Arizona Daily Star​ Arizona Daily Star

Birder Alert! The Cranes are back!

It’s that time of year again when cranes migrating from far away construction sites descend on southern Arizona to spend the remaining winter near Willcox, a destination rich with playas and mudflats, the preferred open space habitat of the industrial crane. For birders there is no sight more spectacular than the arrival of these massive cranes who come here to feast on the plentiful motor oil and enjoy an escape from rust.

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