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« Reply #2355 on: September 18, 2016, 06:41:38 AM »

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2016/09/15/new-approach-cranes-takes-wing/90377442/

Here's an article telling about the 'new' approach - parent reared whooping cranes.
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« Reply #2356 on: September 19, 2016, 08:25:15 PM »

Hi Bonnie  

I received an email update from Journey South on the same topic ...

September 19, 2016

Fall migration 2016 is a year of change. For the previous 15 years (2001-2015) aircraft-led migrations established a new eastern migratory flock (EMP). The goal has been to bring whoopers back to the upper Midwest where they died out a century ago.

Now changes are being made because the new flock has had poor success in raising babies. How can cranes learn to be parents if they were never raised by their own species?

The new plan limits the captive-hatched chicks from all human contact, including costumed handlers and ultralight airplanes. Each chick in the Class of 2016 was raised by a pair of cranes in a captive breeding flock in Maryland. Experts watched video screens showing the behaviors of the adult Whooping cranes as they raised the little chicks this summer.

On September 14, those chicks—nine in all, with three more to come later from ICF—arrived in Wisconsin for release near selected alloparents (the term for wildlife adoptive parents) in hopes the adult cranes will lead them on fall migration.

Will the new chick-rearing methods improve breeding so the flock can grow by itself? We won't know until these cranes reach breeding age in four or five years. Will the Class of 2016 get adopted and learn the migration route this fall? No one knows what will happen next, or how the migration will go. Together we'll watch and see!

Class of 2016 Arrival and Release (slideshow):
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/crane/sl/36_transition/0.html

Whooping Cranes in September:
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/crane/sl/33_annual/sep.html

Daily Field Journal:
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/

Follow along with Operation Migration and other WCEP partners as they track the young cranes.
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« Reply #2357 on: January 04, 2017, 09:48:13 AM »

 rant2 crying

http://wthitv.com/2017/01/03/indiana-conservation-officers-investigating-after-whooping-crane-killed-in-greene-county/
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« Reply #2358 on: January 04, 2017, 03:37:08 PM »

Patti, thanks for bringing this sad story...... crying crying crying
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« Reply #2359 on: February 05, 2017, 09:25:37 PM »

http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2017/02/05/now-you-see-it-now-you-dont/

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« Reply #2360 on: April 23, 2017, 05:03:38 PM »

Didn't have time for look for details...
but here's ANOTHER cam:  https://www.youtube.com/c/OperationMigration/live
Whooping Cranes Nesting!!! shock
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« Reply #2361 on: April 24, 2017, 05:14:51 AM »

Didn't have time for look for details...
but here's ANOTHER cam:  https://www.youtube.com/c/OperationMigration/live
Whooping Cranes Nesting!!! shock
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Thanks Bonnie.....
"Join us from Green Lake County, Wisconsin - For the first time ever, you'll be watching nesting Whooping cranes!
We would like to caution viewers that this is a wildlife camera and sometimes, nature can be harsh. If you see something that is upsetting, please turn off the stream. We will NOT intervene and will let nature take its course... IF for some reason the nest is abandoned"
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« Reply #2362 on: April 24, 2017, 06:45:58 AM »

Thanks, Bonnie. 

That's a new venture and an appropriate one for this group at OM. No intrusion, no artificial raising...just watching the real thing!  Yes!
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« Reply #2363 on: May 09, 2017, 07:58:59 AM »

And this how nature works for the nesting Whooping Cranes.  Sad

http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2017/05/09/nature-can-be-cruel/
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