Sandhill family…

There is a new family of sandhill cranes in Rio Blanco County. This mom, dad and two young cranes were spotted Saturday afternoon along County Road 36, south of Meeker. Several sightings of sandhill cranes have been noted this spring, particularly in eastern Rio Blanco County.

Spring bird migration returns to Dinosaur Nat’l Monument

DINOSAUR — Bald eagles, sandhill cranes and Canada geese have returned to Dinosaur National Monument, marking the beginning of the spring bird migration. These and many other birds travel hundreds or thousands of miles between their winter and summer homes, stopping here to rest and feed.