Are the Whoopers?
Every spring we follow the migration of the very same cranes we tracked
the previous fall. This spring we will make a map to show the journey
north of our 19 young cranes. In total, however, there are now 64 whooping
cranes in the Eastern flock. What
about the older adults and subadults who have migrated before?
Where are they now? Radio and satellite tracking as well as visual
sighting reports help us keep track. We’ll update this chart
each week, but remember: these are wild birds, not easy to keep
track of. We simply do the best we can.
last known locations for the adult and subadult Eastern
whoopers (plus the four DAR (Direct
Autumm Release) chicks who learned the route from wild adult cranes)
are noted below, linked to their individual biographies for more details:
Autumn Release (DAR) Chicks: First Journey North!
2001-2004 "White" (adult
or subadult) Eastern Cranes
* May be a new breeding pair!
respect the wildness of the birds and obey WCEP Protocols:
foot, do not approach within 600 feet.
a vehicle, keep well outside of 800 feet and remain inside.
stay quiet and hidden. Do not speak so loudly that the birds
can hear you.
do not trespass on private property in an attempt to view
Eastern Flock Highlights Will Be Posted on
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