Official City Bird

Sandhill Crane

The Florida Sandhill Crane is protected by the US Migratory Bird Treaty Act and as a state designated threatened species by Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species Rule. 

It can reach a height of almost 48 inches and a wingspan of almost 79 inches. The Florida Sandhill Crane is gray with a long neck and legs, with a bald spot of red skin on top of its head. 

The Florida Sandhill Crane was adopted as the City Bird on May 24, 2018 as part of an initiative put forth by the St. Cloud Main Street Design Committee. 


* Take photos

* Admire the birds

* Respect its habitat

* Stop for a bird crossing 

* Report an injured bird

Interesting fact: Sandhill Cranes choose one mate for life. 


* Feed the birds

*Harass the birds

* Harm the birds

*Let others do any of the above

*The Sandhill Crane is a threatened species and as such it is against the law to feed, harass, or harm them. (code 68AS - 4.00(3))

Rescue Contacts

Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge

407-568-5138 or

Osceola Animal Services

407-742-8000, option 3 

Sea World Avian Rescue


FWC Certified Avian Rehabilitator

Elizabeth Waba-Daniels 407-791-5613

Contact Us:

Office: (407) 498-0008



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