in the New Eastern Flock
A HISTORIC FIRST!
9, 2006 at 4:08 pm parents #211 and #217 and
their surviving chick arrived at the Florida pen site! The new
parents brought their
chick to the same place
"parents" — the ultralight plane — brought
them in 2002. The family roosted there overnight. The next day
usual winter territory in Pasco County, Florida.
the first wild-hatched chick in the eastern migratory population,
W601) became the first in the flock to complete a roundtrip
migration by following her parents. On February 23, 2007, the
First Family began spring migration
from Florida. On March 20, they were confirmed back
home on Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. On March 23,
the 9-month-old chick separated from her parents. These successes
a milestone for the reintroduction. It was history-in-the-making!
Richard Urbanek, WCEP