Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service posted its Update Report on 3-1-2012. A new aerial census was completed in February but an analysis of the numbers has not been completed. New whooping crane census numbers will be reported as soon as analysis is complete. Recent rain fall has helped lower the salinity levels in area bays where the whooping cranes feed. More prescribed fires have been completed making more food available to the cranes.
Click on link to read full report: 030112_WCUpdate 3-1-12