There's a national bird — the eagle. There's an Indiana state bird — the cardinal. There's no official Northwest Indiana bird, but it likely would be the sandhill crane.
Where are the wild turkeys? Why were no black rails found? What about fox sparrows and the 13 other species that are commonly counted on the preserve? Where have they gone?
Sandhill cranes fly into Medaryville, Ind., every year during migrating season. This yearly phenomenon is witnessed by many, including bird enthusiast Carolyn Marsh, of Whiting.
HEATHER EIDSON | THE TIMES | A sandhill crane stops to feed on farmland surrounding Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area in Medaryville, IN.
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