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Cranes of the World (Online)

Schedule and location

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Fees and registration

$16.00 member
$23.00 nonmember
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Join local bird expert Denis Kania for an introduction to the cranes of the world and how some of these species have overcome potential extinction to thrive once again.
Each of the fifteen species of cranes found throughout the world have faced potential extinction, but there are paths to recovery. This colorful presentation will showcase stunning photos of cranes found around the world, and highlight two North American species that exemplify different paths to recovery. Here in Illinois one species, the Sandhill Crane, is making great strides and is breeding locally in greater numbers. And with a bit of luck, Whooping Cranes can be seen migrating over Illinois. Denis will provide advice on where to see both species.

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Denis Kania, birding expert

Denis Kania has been teaching ecology and bird related classes for the Morton Arboretum since 1997.  When he is not teaching he is bird monitoring at Fermilab or traveling to the friendly corners of the world in search of birds that he has not seen before.

Course details


  • This program will take place using Zoom video conferencing. A link will be provided to all registrants by email. Registrants should click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.
  • New to Zoom? Watch this short video to learn how to join a webinar.
  • Please add registrar-ed@mortonarb.org to your address book. You will receive an email from this address with the link to join class.
  • Registration closes five hours before class begins. Participants will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device.
  • Registration closes five hours before class begins.
  • Limit 75

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