In most parts of the U.S. Sandhill Cranes migrate, but in Florida there are populations that reside year-round. I recently visited my mother in Florida and came home one afternoon to find a family group of cranes in the back yard. They are very tolerant of people. At one point, while I sat in the yard, they walked past me not 4 feet away (too close for my long lens!).
What a treat it was to watch these wonderful birds!