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Eastern Flock Chicks: Hatch Year 2006
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Group 1
Captive-bred
chicks that learned to migrate
by following ultralight aircraft.

Note: Tragically, all but one of the "Class of 2006" cranes below were killed on February 2, 2007, when a storm hit their wintering grounds in Florida. The single remaining crane, #615, died in the spring.

Crane #601
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #602
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #604
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #605
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #606
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #607
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #608
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #610
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #611
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #612
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #613
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #614
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #615
(Died Apr. 30, 2007)

Crane #618
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #619
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

 Crane #620
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #622
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

Crane #623
(Died Feb. 2, 2007)

 
Photos Courtesy of Operation Migration, B. Clauss, Patuxent WRC, M. Wellington, ICF
Group 2
Captive-bred
Direct Autumn Release
(DAR)
Captive-bred chicks that learned to migrate by following older cranes

Whooping Crane Chick
Crane #27-06

Whooping Crane ChickCrane #28-06
(Missing/ presumed dead, 2010)

Whooping Crane Chick Crane #26-06
(Died April 13, 2007)

Whooping Crane Chick
Crane #32-06
(Died Jan. 2007)
       
Group 3
Wild-born
A chick that learned to migrate
by following her parents.
Whooping Crane Chick
Crane #W1-06
First wild-born!
   

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