That is just a wonderful headline to write and read! The twenty birds, this year’s youngsters from the eastern population of Whooping Cranes, started off a bit late from their Wisconsin birthplace on the 1,200 mile journey to Florida, but it is hoped they will arrive without mishap. The total population of whoopers is now at about 500, up from the nadir of 15 or 16 back in 1941-1942.
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May they have a safe journey south.
I have a fascination with whooping cranes since doing a research paper
on them in high school back in the early 60’s.I think there were around 45 in the one main flock at that time.