Live Sandhill Crane Camera

This live-streaming camera provides viewers the opportunity to watch these beautiful migrants starting around October until March/ April when they leave for their northern migration to the nesting grounds. We hope you enjoy these unique views!

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SPECIES: Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis)

SEASON: October – April

ACTIVE TIMES: 5 p.m. – 7 a.m., 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

About the sandhill crane

The best time to view sandhill cranes is from the start of sunrise to about an hour after. Then the cranes will return to the Draw in the late morning. There they will typically remain the rest of the day with various crowds taking off and landing. At night they can be viewed in the water, resting. We do our best to keep the camera trained on cranes and other interesting subjects. Sandhill cranes are at the Draw from October to March/ early April.

What to expect on the cams

This stream shows an unedited glimpse of nature in all its beauty and occasional harsh reality. Viewers may witness a variety of behaviors that seem cruel, such as feeding on other animals. Viewer discretion is advised.

Aggressive interactions between growing siblings can result in injury or death within the nest. AZGFD likely will not intervene if/when problems arise and may choose to temporarily interrupt the stream, if needed.

how the cam is funded

If you enjoy this stream, help support it and other wildlife viewing program activities by making a donation.

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