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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.

The River "S" Unit of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge has a 4.2-mile auto tour route and 1.5-mile seasonal hiking trail. The Carty Unit has miles of trails including a 2-mile "Oaks to Wetlands" trail. A pair of binoculars is a must and a camera makes it even more fun !!!

The following are images taken of the Sandhill Crane, arranged monthly. Not all Sandhill Crane images are presented here, more can be found within the Trip Logs. Also, link out to the "Trip Logs" to see more images of various birds, wildflowers, and wildlife seen each day.

 
April 15, 2010 ... April 15, 2010, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken April 15, 2010.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken April 15, 2010.


September 21, 2012 ... September 21, 2012, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Overcast gray day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 23, 2012.
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Sandhill Cranes. Overcast gray day. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 23, 2012.


September 21, 2007 ... September 21, 2007, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 21, 2007.


September 28, 2009 ... September 28, 2009, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 28, 2009.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, September 28, 2009.


October 5, 2007 ... October 5, 2007, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.


... "dance" ... October 5, 2007, Trip Log

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Sandhill Crane "dance". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.
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Sandhill Crane "dance". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.
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Sandhill Crane "dance". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.


... feeding ... October 5, 2007, Trip Log

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Sandhill Crane trio. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 5, 2007.


October 8, 2007 ... October 8, 2007, Trip Log

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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes, youngster (left) and trio (right). Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.
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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 8, 2007.


October 9, 2011 ... October 8 and 9, 2011, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 9, 2011.
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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken October 9, 2011.


October 11, 2009 ... October 11, 2009, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes and fall colors. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 11, 2009.
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Sandhill Cranes and the sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 11, 2009.


... origami ... MORE Sandhill Crane images

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Sandhill Cranes "origami". Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 11, 2009.


October 12, 2007 ... "Sandhill Crane Tour" ... October 12, 2007, Trip Log

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Mudflats, Sandhill Cranes, Sandhill Crane Tour. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 12, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes, Sandhill Crane Tour. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 12, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes, Sandhill Crane Tour. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 12, 2007.


October 14, 2007 ... October 14, 2007, Trip Log

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Sunset, Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.


... flying ... October 14, 2007, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.
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Sunset, Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 14, 2007.


October 17, 2009 ... October 17, 2009, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Youngster behind, adult in front. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 17, 2009.


October 21, 2007 ... October 21, 2007, Trip Log

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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.
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Sandhill Crane, grooming. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 21, 2007.


October 22, 2007 ... October 22 and 23, 2007, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 22, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 22, 2007.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 22, 2007.


October 27, 2010 ... October 27, 2010, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 27, 2010.
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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 27, 2010.


... overhead ... October 27, 2010, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 27, 2010.
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Sandhill Cranes. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, October 27, 2010.


November 13, 2010 ... November 13, 2010, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes. Late afternoon with heavy drizzle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 13, 2010.
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Sandhill Cranes. Late afternoon with heavy drizzle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 13, 2010.
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Sandhill Crane. Late afternoon with heavy drizzle. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 13, 2010.


December 5, 2008 ... December 5, 2008, Trip Log

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Sandhill Cranes and the Sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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Sandhill Cranes and the Sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.
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Sandhill Cranes and the Sunset. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 5, 2008.


December 8, 2007 ... December 8, 2007, Trip Log

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Sandhill Crane. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 8, 2007.



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