Sandhill Cranes of the Pacific Flyway


The Redbud Audubon Society is pleased to host Dr. Gary Ivey with the International Crane Foundation for its Thursday, Nov. 16 Zoom program meeting starting at 7 p.m. To register for the program, click on the link on the registration link.

Sandhill Cranes of the Pacific Flyway

Dr. Ivey will speak about the Sandhill Crane populations that breed and winter in California and the broader Pacific Flyway. He will discuss the migration routes, wintering and breeding areas of the three subspecies that use the state. He will speak about their behavior and biology and also their conservation needs in California’s Central Valley.

Dr. Ivey is a Research Associate and is an expert on Sandhill Cranes in the Pacific Flyway. He has worked with wildlife with a particular focus on Sandhill Cranes for over 40 years, concentrating his work on waterbirds, waterfowl, and wetland conservation.

He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Trumpeter Swan Society and is leading efforts to restore breeding Trumpeter Swans to Oregon. He served for 20 years as a biologist at several western refuges, including 15 years at Malheur Refuge. He studied nesting ecology of Sandhill cranes for his Master’s Thesis and wintering ecology of Sandhill cranes for his PhD, both at Oregon State University. He continues working to further conservation of cranes, Trumpeter Swans and other waterbirds in Western North America.