Whooping Crane Migration News
Fall 2017
September - January

Watch the Fall 2017 season's story unfold.
Whooping crane family in flight
Klaus Nigge
The Costume-Reared Chicks
Heather Ray
Parent-Reared Chicks
Heather Ray

Fall Migration 2017

Follow fall migration highlights as the Whooping cranes migrate to their wintering grounds.

The Costume-Reared Chicks
September 15, 2017

As fall migration approaches, seven of this fall's Whooping Crane chicks are nearing independence.

The Parent-Reared Chicks
September 28, 2017

Parent-Reared Whooping crane chicks arrived in Wisconsin on September 12th. Each one has a unique legband.

Whooping crane family in flight
Heather Ray

This Year's 18 Chicks
October 12, 2017

As the time for migration approaches, whooping crane chicks must be strong fliers ready to travel long distances.