Latest Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge Stories

2005-12-01 08:06:31

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- After being grounded for five days by winds and rain at the Hiwassee State Wildlife Refuge, a flock of endangered whooping cranes resumed its migration from Wisconsin to Florida on Wednesday morning. "It's been so breezy here the last few days," said Tom MacKenzie, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman. "There's something about the ridge line we've had problems with crossing over." With better weather, the 19 birds left the refuge in Meigs County, about 30 miles...

2004-12-13 08:07:34

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (AP) -- Thirteen endangered whooping cranes landed safely at a west-central Florida wildlife refuge Sunday morning, finishing a 64-day, 1,200-mile journey from Wisconsin to their wintering grounds. Following ultralight aircraft, the flock landed about 9:40 a.m. at the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, according to a recorded update line. They had been held up in northern Florida for six days waiting for the right weather to complete the trip. The trip over seven...

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