Whooping Crane Migration News
Spring 2018
January - May

Watch the Spring 2018 season's story unfold.
Whooping crane family in flight
Klaus Nigge

Operation Migration

Operation Migration

Spring Migration 2018

Follow spring migration highlights as the Whooping cranes migrate from their wintering grounds.

Where Are They Now?
January 8, 2018

There's a big difference in distances the 11 Parent-Reared chicks have traveled. One has flown 1,300 miles; another is still in Wisconsin in January!

Focusing on Feathers
February 5, 2018

There's a big difference in distances the 11 Parent-Reared chicks have traveled. One has flown 1,300 miles; another is still in Wisconsin in January!


Operation Migration

Doug Pellerin
 

Time to Head North!
March 13, 2018

One hundred Whooping Cranes haven't returned to Wisconsin, nine have returned - and one of last year's chicks never left!

Every Birdy's on the Move
April 4, 2018

Most 2017 hatch year Whooping cranes are heading back north, and the first adult pair is on the nesting grounds at White River Marsh.

 
 

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