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Four whooping crane chicks raised in captivity began their integration into the wild on Saturday, Sept. 20 as part of the continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species.
Fourteen young whooping cranes began their first migration Friday from Wisconsin to Florida, although two made the first stage of the trip by truck. The birds are being escorted by Operation Migration, which uses ultra-light planes to guide them.
By LEN WELLS Courier & Press correspondent (618) 842-2159 or firstname.lastname@example.org The route of the annual 1,250-mile migration of endangered whooping crane juveniles, led by an ultralight aircraft, has been shifted this fall to a more westerly route because of concerns about pilot and bird safety.
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.
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.