Young Whooping Cranes die in storm

2007 February 3
by David J. Ringer

DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS — I got back from a great day of birding to see sad news on the Texas birding list. Eighteen Whooping Cranes that were supposed to be the start a new migratory flock have been killed by the storms in Florida this week.

This sort of disaster is precisely the reason conservationists are trying to establish a second migratory flock. Whooping Crane numbers are increasing, but with so few birds in so few geographic locations, one or two natural disasters could mean extinction for these magnificent birds.

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