goal is 25 breeding pairs from
among at least 125 Whooping cranesfor
the new Eastern flock to be self sustaining. WCEP experts hope the
goal will be met by 2020. List factors that are necessary for this
goal to be reached. How do you think the flock is doing?
In several years,
some very hot weather happened when several crane pairs were already
incubating eggs on nests. The heat promoted the hatching of pesty black
flies that tormented the cranes. Cranes got off their nests in
efforts to escape the biting flies. If this is indeed a cause
of nest failure, what ideas might help the problem?