Sandhill Cranes are practically crippled when walking on roads since that can’t get any traction due to their leg and feet anatomy that favors softer grounds.
It is a beautiful site to see these four-foot tall birds in our neighborhood, but please remember to slow down when you come up to them while driving since they are virtually disabled when walking on concrete and asphalt roads.
Sandhill Cranes are on Florida’s Threatened and Endangered Species list by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Security Patrol: 642-2020
FWC Hotline: (888) 404-3922