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.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.