First Arizona Record of Common Crane

Notes | By Joe Crouse | Accepted April 06, 2020

The first record of a Common Crane (Grus grus), a Eurasian species, in Arizona was reported in May 2017 at Mormon Lake in Coconino County. It remained at this lake through September 2017. In 2019 a Common Crane was reported 11 May through 31 August at Mormon Lake. The 2017 record has been reviewed and accepted by the Arizona Bird Committee (Rosenberg et al. 2019), and the 2019 bird has been accepted as the same individual.