of 2008 Migration News
Everybirdy's in Wisconsin!
#819, who split off from his group early in the migration,
showed up at Necedah NWR April 21!
813 is slowly getting closer, as shw was in Winnebago County,
Wisconsin on April 18.
#803, 824 and 827 reached Necedah NWR on April 24!
While some whoopers are still arriving, older cranes from previous
years have already begun nesting. Next week we'll have more details,
but the nesting chart has been updated for recent events.
Earth Day Present: Help for Cranes
not the only ones concerned about the health and survival
of cranes. Whoopers and other cranes got a happy Earth Day present
when Congress passed the Crane Conservation Act of 2009 this week.
The legislation still has to go to lawmakers in the Senate, but
it's well on its way.
The Act calls for a grant program to fund crane conservation projects
in the United States and abroad. It also encourages the government
to work with groups on programs to protect cranes and their ecosystems.
Eleven of the world's 15 crane species are currently at risk
aviculturalist Sara Zimorski
sends this week's news.