The International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin is dedicated to the preservation of cranes. It has all the species of cranes, globally, on its property.
It’s a great place to watch and photograph the birds. It’s also a fantastic place to take the kids for a weekend trip.
The Whooping Crane exhibit is the largest and most popular exhibit. In May, you can watch mating and nesting rituals in a huge penned-in natural marsh area.
I covered Whooping Cranes in three previous articles. This article features Blue Cranes, the national bird of South Africa. Blue cranes are about four feet tall and have a wingspan of about five feet.