As of March 10 (and NOT counting juveniles at the Chass pen), only
FIVE Eastern flock Whooping Cranes remained on known wintering
areas in Florida.
Cranes have begun spring migration and the Tracking Team is busy! Instead
of tracking all adult birds to the completion of their migration,
the tracking team focuses on tracking the juvenile ultralight chicks
on their first migration north, but the trackers have been "practicing"
on the older birds already underway. See photos and notes from
trackers Eva and Colleen,
time I told you that we'd be looking
into the problem that #735 is having with her right wing.
This week you
can see photos of the exam by the vet at Disney World, and
what WCEP is thinking about
#735's future. See
slide show here.