Whooping Crane Nesting Going Great

by Chester McConnell, WCCA

A Canadian citizen whooping crane observer told the Whooping Crane Conservation Association that 74 nests have been counted in Wood Buffalo National Park this year (2013). Some of the nest have already hatched and the whooping crane parents are making their unison calls as shown in the photograph. The Association is hoping for a very successful reproduction this year. Note the young whooping crane chick in the photograph.

Photograph by Brian Johns, President, Whooping Crane conservation Association

Whooping Cranes making unison call at nest site, Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada.  ** photo by Brian John, President, Whooping Crane Conservation Associations **