Whooping Crane Whooping Crane

July 8, 2001

Getting Ready at Necedah

The staff and volunteers at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge have worked hard to prepare for the young whoopers' arrival. Last year ( 2000-01) they conducted a trial run of the whole migration experiment with non-endangered sandhill cranes, but THIS is the event it's all been leading up to!) They're really excited, and eagerly prepare to welcome the chicks to what will be the new flock's summer nesting/breeding grounds.



Meet Jennifer Rabuck

Meet Kelly Maguire

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Bunker-like blind at Necedah NWR
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Volunteer helpers from Friends of Necedah and Wild Birds Unlimited built a new blind, giving biologists and reporters a "secret" silent place to watch the birds during training and preparation for migration. Members of the general public are welcome to view crane activity through binoculars from an observation tower.

This world-class blind will soon offer a view of the first free-flying Whooping cranes in eastern North America in over a hundred years!

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership.

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