No More Aircraft-Led Migrations: Why?

Crane pair #42-09 and #924 tend their nest in April 2016.
Pair #42-09 DAR and #924 and their nest this spring.
Operation Migration

May 2, 2016

Last week we updated you on the current nesting scene for the Wisconsin cranes. The flock was established 15 years ago with the first aircraft-led migration, but these cranes have not performed to expectations when it comes to raising babies and growing the flock.

In January 2016, the team of organizations and experts in charge decided to stop leading birds south and try to learn why the cranes aren't better moms and dads.

See articles this week and next week for more. Watch the bio pages for updates on individual cranes.