World Crane Day (11/09)

The first month of autumn is rich in ecological holidays. So, on the second Sunday of September, World Crane Day is celebrated.

The first ancestors of these beautiful birds appeared in the time of the dinosaurs, about 40-60 million years ago. The historical homeland of cranes is considered to be North America, from where they migrated first to Asia, and from there to Africa and Australia. Currently, the population of cranes is widespread throughout the world, with the exception of Antarctica and South America. The main wintering grounds for cranes are Iran and western India.

In total, there are about 15 species of cranes, seven of them nest in Russia. Some species of cranes are listed in the Red Book.