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See Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Crane viewing occurs at two of Michigan Audubon’s bird sanctuaries, Bernard W. Baker Bird Sanctuary in Bellevue and Phyllis Haehlne Memorial Sanctuary in Jackson. The following dates are for 2016.

Bernard W. Baker Bird Sanctuary

The Bernard W. Baker Bird Sanctuary is open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. However, the Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area, overlooking Baker Sanctuary, provides excellent crane viewing opportunities. The Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area will be open for crane-viewing on the following days in 2016:

  • October 8 & 9
  • October 15 & 16
  • October 22 & 23
  • October 29 & 30
  • November 5 & 6
  • November 12 & 13

Please note that viewing of Sandhill Cranes from the Kiwanis property takes place between 4PM and dusk. The property is not open on weekdays. 

The street address for the Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area is:
22300 15 Mile Rd 
Bellevue, Michigan 49021

Phyllis Haehlne Memorial Sanctuary in Jackson County

The sanctuary is open to the public every day from dawn to dusk for crane viewing. However, on the October and November weekends, a member of the Jackson Audubon Society will be on hand from 4 PM to dusk to assist anyone interested in viewing cranes.

Haehnle Sanctuary is located across the road from 9011 Seymour Rd., Grass Lake, MI  49240.