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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...

2009-05-02 14:01:44

Scientists are considering how best to reintroduce whooping cranes to the eastern United States, experts say. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Saturday that a $10 million-plus effort to reintroduce the birds was dealt a blow recently when all but one pair of 12 cranes abandoned their nests. Experts say they are using minnow nets, electronic monitoring, crane feces and dry ice to help them study the birds' behavior. The International Crane Foundation said the rare cranes in inexplicably...

2009-04-29 13:00:00

- Texas A&M Scientists Release Results of 7-year, $2 million-Study - Impact to Whooping Cranes Is More Complex Than Previously Thought SEGUIN, Texas, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At a joint meeting of the boards of directors of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the San Antonio River Authority on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, researchers from Texas A&M University presented the results of a seven-year, $2 million study known as the San Antonio Guadalupe Estuarine System (SAGES)...

2009-04-27 06:45:00

ATLANTA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Vina Ventisquero's Yali brand and Operation Migration (OM) are proud to announce a new strategic partnership whose objective is to build awareness and support for a unique type of conservation work that seeks to rescue one of the most famous of North America's endangered species from extinction. Only a handful of surviving birds separate the majestic, 5-foot-tall Whooping Crane from oblivion. Vina Ventisquero will be supporting OM's efforts to preserve the...

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,...

2008-10-13 09:00:25

There's been another rare whooping crane sighting in North Dakota. State Game and Fish Department biologist Mike Szymanski says two of the birds were spotted recently in Benson County, feeding in a field with sandhill cranes. A whooping crane also has been sighted in Emmons County this fall. Szymanski says whoopers are in the midst of their fall migration, and sightings will increase as they make their way through North Dakota during the next several weeks. The birds stand about 5...

2008-10-04 00:00:13

The state Game and Fish Department says a whooping crane was sighted in Emmons County recently, and it's reminding hunters to watch for the endangered birds. Department biologist Mike Szymanski says one of the whoopers was seen in a field with sandhill cranes. He says the rare birds are making their way through North Dakota on their fall migration route. Whoopers stand about 5 feet tall with a wingspan of about 7 feet from tip to tip. Szymanski says people who spot then should not...

2008-09-30 21:00:19

By Mick Zawislak mzawislak@@dailyherald.com Three whooping cranes spent a recent weekend at the Middlefork Savanna Forest Preserve, making history in Lake County as well as a case for habitat restoration. Standing 5 feet with a 7- to 8-foot wingspan, the whooping cranes were taller than deer browsing nearby. Snow white except for markings on their wings tips and bill, they are the tallest flying bird in North America. "It's really unique to have that species stop in a (forest)...

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...

2008-06-24 06:02:31

By Jeff Martin Scientists are increasingly concerned about the number of birds killed by running into power lines and wind turbines, said Al Manville, a senior wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, but there are reports of success in preventing such incidents -- at least in the case of the power lines. More lines and turbines are planned in coming years, which could put several species of birds at risk, Manville said. "We've got to address our carbon footprint...


Latest Whooping Crane Reference Libraries

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2009-03-28 14:17:07

The Siberian Crane (Grus leucogeranus), also known as the Siberian White Crane or Snow Crane, is a species of bird found in arctic Russia in Yakutia and western Siberia. It is a migratory species. Eastern populations winter on the Yangtze River and Lake Poyang in China. Central populations winter at Keoladeo National Park, India. Western populations winter in Fereidoonkenar and Esfahan in Iran. It is a bird of wetlands both in breeding and wintering habitats. This is a large white crane,...

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2005-06-01 20:49:42

The Whooping Crane (Grus americana) is a very large crane and the tallest North American bird. Adult birds are white with a red crown and a long dark pointed bill. They have long dark legs which trail behind in flight and a long neck that is kept straight in flight. Black wing tips can be seen in flight. Immature birds are pale brown. Their breeding habitat is muskeg; the only known nesting location is Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada and its surrounding area. They nest on the...

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