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Old 11-05-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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Whooping Crane Patuxent Whooping Crane Information and Resources

Patuxent Whooping Crane Information and Resources:
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Whooping Crane Information

See their most recent Whooping Crane Report, recently updated.
See their current crane projects by searching Patuxent's projects.

Cranes: Their Biology, Husbandry, and Conservation:
Cranes: Their Biology, Husbandry, and Conservation

Importance of Genetic Diversity in Whooping Cranes:
http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/educatnl/beyer/genecra1.pdf
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:46 AM   #2
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The whoopers have hit Illinois with their ultra light people leading the way... who hooo!!!!!! Journey North Whooping Cranes This WILL give you goosebumps. Go ahead... follow the link... you can do it. It will give you your smile for the week.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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December 3, 2009: Migration Day 49
Journey South Crane 2009
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December 4, 2009: Migration Day 50
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Whooping Crane October - December, 2009

October - December, 2009
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Follow the story of a record-making 20 endangered Whooping Crane chicks making their first journey south as ultralight airplanes show them the way! Weekly "countdown" reports begin September 4. Then join the chicks' first migration south with daily reports (and Operation Migration's live CraneCam and TrikeCam) starting in October!
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Crane once part of Operation Migration shot
By Amanda Nalley
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December 11, 2009

http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20091211/NEWS01/912110320/Crane-once-part-of-Operation-Migration-shot
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Even though whooping cranes have been protected from hunting by the Endangered Species Act since 1973, someone in Indiana apparently did not get the message.

Crane 217, a 7-year-old bird best known for parenting the first wild crane in the eastern United States in more than a century, was found dead Dec. 1 along the side of the road in Vermillion County, Ind., on the route of its annual migration to Florida.

"This is likely the most important bird in the entire eastern migratory population," said Operation Migration CEO Joe Duff...
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Hard to bear.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:50 AM   #8
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It had to happen in Indiana, I swear we (Hoosiers) are as the Chinese when it come to the environment.

On a happier note, I was surprised it took October through January to migrate. They rest until April or May and then are at it again. Thats 3 months rest,3 months flying and then they do it all over again. Amazing
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I doubt Indiana had anything to do with it. There are idiots everywhere.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:07 PM   #10
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Migration Complete! (+26 Miles)
January 20, 2010: Migration Day 89

Journey South Crane 2009
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The amazing Class of 2009 is the ninth group to be guided by ultralights from central Wisconsin to Florida for the winter. Nine Direct Autumn Release (DAR) chicks also made their first southward migration. High fives and hearty congratulations to the Operation Migration Team for an outstanding migration, and to the entire Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership for a conservation story to celebrate. And congratulations to YOU for hanging in there with the cranes and planes for this outstanding adventure! We'll see you back when the Journey North begins!
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