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  • Photograph of Red-crowned Cranes

    A beautiful image of 'dancing' Red-crowned Cranes in the cold winter of northern Japan by Francesco Veronesi.

    CRANES

    The destinations listed and linked below are the ones we believe are the best in the world to see cranes.

    If there are any other destinations you think should be on the list then please Email us.

    The destinations are listed alphabetically. For more details click on the destination name.

    For more specific types of birds see those linked below ...

  • Albatrosses
  • Pittas
  • Cotingas
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Arctic Russia
    The richest tundra in the world with nesting Siberian and Sandhill Cranes.

    Bhutan
    Up to 350 Black-necked Cranes spend the northern winter in the Phobjikha Valley.

    Bosque del Apache (New Mexico) - USA
    Thousands of Sandhill Cranes during the northern winter, along with tens of thousands of Snow Geese.

    China - Eastern (Poyang Hu)
    Up to 3000 Siberian and 2000 White-naped, as well as Hooded and Common Cranes at Poyang Hu, as well as 1000 Red-crowned Cranes at Yancheng, during the northern winter.

    Hungary
    Tens of thousands of Common Cranes in November.

    India - Western
    Thousands of Demoiselle Cranes at Khichan alone, plus Common Cranes, during the northern winter.

    Japan
    Red-crowned Cranes 'dancing' in the snow on the island of Hokkaido in the north, thousands of Hooded and White-naped Cranes at Arasaki on the island of Kyushu in the south, and an outside chance of Common, Demoiselle, Sandhill and Siberian Cranes.

    Namibia
    Blue and Wattled Cranes.

    Nebraska (Platte River) - USA
    A resting and refuelling place for half a million migrating Sandhill Cranes during March.

    South Africa - Eastern
    Blue and Wattled Cranes.

    Spain - Northern
    Thousands of Common Cranes in the Laguna de Gallocanta area during the northern winter.

    Tibet
    Black-necked Cranes at Koko Nor (Qinghai Hu).