View one of Indiana’s greatest wildlife spectacles at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area. Each fall, thousands of Sandhill Cranes visit the area’s shallow marshes from mid-October through mid-December. Crane numbers peak in late November or early December.
Sandhill cranes can be seen at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area from late September through December. The best time to view is sunrise from the Goose Pasture viewing area.
DNR staff at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area make weekly crane counts during peak fall migration (October – December). The count is typically performed each Tuesday unless impeded by inclement weather. If unable to count on a Tuesday, the staff will try again on Thursday of that week. The counts generally end the last week of December.