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Possible Cause for Bizarre Bird Migrations

Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas, where they usually spend the whole winter. Instead, they pecked around for a short time and flew back. Scientists believe it may be be…

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Whooping Cranes Reintroduced in Louisiana

The last wild whooping crane residing in Louisiana was captured in 1950 and relocated to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. Whooping cranes in the state had been steadily declining since 1890,…

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Endangered Crane Population Recovers

About a year and a half ago almost ten percent of the North American Whooping Crane population didn't survive a period when they were in their Texas habitats for winter. About twenty-five cranes peris…

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Endangered Birds Follow Planes to Florida

A human-led migration of whooping cranes took off from a wildlife refuge in Wisconsin on October 10th bound for Florida. Three ultra-light manned aircrafts led eleven whooping cranes out of the refuge…

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