Laura Erickson's For the Birds

Monday, October 15, 2007

Whooping Cranes on the move!

The 2007 batch of baby Whooping Cranes is off! They took off early Saturday morning for their first stopover. They arrived in more than one batch--one straggler actually went back to Necedah but followed later--but they all arrived at the first stop entirely on their own power. Keep up with the daily flight at the Operation Migration Field Journal page. And you can get background information about each chick, and about the birds from earlier years, at the Journey North website's Crane pages.