The North Central Florida area hosts a large number of Sandhill Cranes from around Thanksgiving until Saint Valentines.'

The Whooping Cranes are the rarest bills on the Eastern Flyway and are often seen in the same areas. Paynes Prairie's LaChua Trail, the fields around Evinston, and the University "Beef Unit" are dependable places to see the birds.
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