Hoo! Waaaay Too Windy (+0
NEWS! We just learned that Direct
Autumn Release (DAR) chicks #26-06 and #28-06 left
Wisconsin Oct. 28 on their first migration! They were detected
in flight south of
the refuge, but
they were too fast for the ground tracker. PTT readings
from #28-06 for Oct. 29 and 30 showed him in southern Indiana!
This is a major sandhill crane migration stopover area. A roost
check on the night of October 30 confirmed that #26-06 and #28-06
stayed together. More than 1,000 sandhills are currently in the
area. Do you think the DAR chicks will successfully learn their
migration route from migrating sandhill cranes?
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