Back Endangered Cranes:
In 2001, the world's only migratory Whooping cranes were all in one flock. These birds migrated between Texas and Canada. But what if something happened to that flock? It could wipe out this endangered species. Experts began a daring plan. They would start a new flock of Whooping cranes in eastern North America. The goal? To establish 25 breeding pairs from 125 Whooping cranes released in the Eastern Migratory Flyway by 2020, introducing 18-20 or more chicks each year. No whoopers had been in eastern North America for more than a century. Today, a new flock of wild whoopers is back in the East, and slowly growing bigger. How?
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).