Lesser Sandhill Cranes are arriving in Homer for the summer. Nina Faust and Edgar Bailey with Kachemak Crane Watch shared some photos of the cranes with KBBI. Kachemak Crane Watch received the first report of cranes in the Homer area on March 9.
The cranes winter in California's Central Valley near Sacramento, but return to Homer in the spring and summer months. Kachemak Crane Watch says on their website that the early arrival could be due to the severe drought that has been going on in California.
Kachemak Crane Watch is a project of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies that is focused on protecting Lesser Sandhill Cranes and their habitat in Homer and around the Kachemak Bay Area.