Class Of 2013 Cranes

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Whooping Cranes following the ultralight       Adult and juvenile Whooping Cranes       Whooping Cranes in Flight

 

This is a very exciting day for those of us here in Florida who love the spectacular Whooping Cranes.

The young ones have just arrived at their  “Crane College”  today in Wisconsin from the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland and will spend the summer getting a complete  “Crane Education.”

In the Fall, after their “training” is finished, these beauties will begin their migration south, or  Operation Migration,  following the ultralight on the long journey to their winter home here in Florida.

Florida is famous for its Snowbirds and these Endangered beauties are just another example of why so many love to come down here every year and spend their winters in paradise.

When the young birds finally do get here in the Fall, people will come from all over the country to see them in their winter homes at the  Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge  on Florida’s Gulf or West Coast, near Tampa.

So, until we see you in September babies, listen to your teachers and play nice with the other kids~

 

You may learn more about our beautiful Whooping Cranes here:

http://www.gator-woman.com/whoopingcranes.html

 

These links are to stories about their arrival today in Wisconsin:

Whooping Cranes Arrive In Wisconsin

Eight Whooping Crane Chicks Arrive In Wisconsin

 

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