Latest Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Stories

2009-11-30 13:54:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the second consecutive year, Southern Company is sponsoring Operation Migration USA, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the conservation of migratory species, including the most famous endangered bird in North America - the Whooping crane. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) The support will help Operation Migration USA to increase the number of Whooping cranes it raises and leads south by...

2008-10-17 18:00:13

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. The group said that eight birds took off from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge at 8 a.m., watched by a crowd of enthusiasts. Most of the rest eventually made the 4-mile first stage with some encouragement. By the time they get to Florida,...

2008-09-18 00:00:16

By LEN WELLS Courier & Press correspondent (618) 842-2159 or lenwells@wabash.net 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. The route, from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin to a closed area of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge on the west coast of Florida, will bring the birds...

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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