Endangered Whooping Cranes Winding Down Unusual Year

It’s been an unusual year for whooping cranes in Texas and the endangered species’ spring migration is the latest example. Researchers report several whooping crane families initiated their spring migration nearly a month earlier than usual, with some birds having already reached South Dakota, according to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) news release. […]

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Feds Petitioned to Regulate Wind Industry

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, formally petitioned the U.S. Department of the Interior to protect millions of birds from the negative impacts of wind energy by developing regulations that will safeguard wildlife and reward responsible wind energy development, according to a news release. The nearly 100-page petition for rulemaking, prepared […]

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Whooping Crane Arrival at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Most of the estimated 300 whooping cranes of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo population have now arrived on the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas coast, the Whooping Crane Conservation Association (WCCA) reports. The whoopers began arriving on the Texas Coastal Bend and Aransas National Wildlife Refuge wintering grounds in late October according to Dan Alonso, […]

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Louisiana Receives Second Group of Whooping Cranes

A second group of juvenile whooping cranes was delivered December 1 to White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Gueydan as part of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) species’ restoration project. “Our biologists will continue their work to establish a non-migratory population of whooping cranes in coastal Louisiana to assist with this […]

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