Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tracking Endangered Whooping Cranes Migration

Twenty endangered whooping cranes landed in Florida yesterday during their annual migration, acccording to The Associated Press. The cranes are part of Operation Migration's 2009 class of juvenile birds. The birds are set to fly next to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, where half of them will stay for the winter. The other half will continue on to the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge.

Pilots in ultralight craft lead the cranes from Wisconsin on their migration, and this is the ninth group of Cranes to make the trip.

Is that cool, or what?

You can read more about the cranes at www.operationmigration.org. I love their tag line: "I give a whoop!"

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