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NEWS: Nunavut July 15, 2016 - 7:00 am

Photo: Feathered friends are back: It’s birding season in Nunavut

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Sandhill cranes forage for food downstream from Marcil Lake near Arctic Bay June 16, with Admiralty Inlet in the background. Sandhill cranes winter in the southern United States and Mexico and then spend their summers in all parts of Canada, including the Arctic, starting in early June. Similar in size to the great blue heron and larger than a whooping crane, sandhill cranes can have a six-foot wingspan and can weigh seven to 10 pounds, according to allaboutbirds.org. They start breeding at two years of age or later and mate for life — which can mean two decades or more — staying with their partner year-round. (PHOTO BY CLARE KINES)
Sandhill cranes forage for food downstream from Marcil Lake near Arctic Bay June 16, with Admiralty Inlet in the background. Sandhill cranes winter in the southern United States and Mexico and then spend their summers in all parts of Canada, including the Arctic, starting in early June. Similar in size to the great blue heron and larger than a whooping crane, sandhill cranes can have a six-foot wingspan and can weigh seven to 10 pounds, according to allaboutbirds.org. They start breeding at two years of age or later and mate for life — which can mean two decades or more — staying with their partner year-round. (PHOTO BY CLARE KINES)

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