Aransas Whooper Update

Tom Stehn, Whooping Crane Coordinator reports that, “ Four whooping cranes were seen by experienced staff this afternoon (May 28, 09) at Aransas NWR along the Intracoastal Canal that runs through the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The cranes were grouped as a duo, and then about 5 miles away were two singles separated by 100+ yards. I presume all 4 are subadults.”

Tom adds that, “I have not done a census flight since April 21st , and probably will not do so until July to see if these 4 decide to spend the summer and whether any others are still around. These 4 cranes could still migrate, but they also could spend the summer at Aransas.”