North American Crane Working Group



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Every 3 years (or thereabouts), the North American Crane Working Group holds a workshop for the exchange of information regarding efforts to conserve and better understand America’s two cranes. The papers herein, with a few exceptions, were presented in Zacatecas City, Zacatecas, Mexico 7-10 February 2006 at the Tenth North American Crane Workshop. When preparing for a trip to Mexico in February, visions of sunny beaches come first to mind. However the city of Zacatecas is over 8,000 feet above sea level, so nights were often chilly and the altitudinal changes took a while for us flatlanders to adjust to. The charm of the city and warmth of the Mexican people only added to the pleasure and excitement of spending four days awash in the ponder of cranes.