Last week, Friends of the Wild Whoopers (FOTWW) reported results of the whooping crane nesting survey completed by Wood Buffalo National Park (WBNP) officials. They located 32 whooper fledglings during their survey. WBNP officials also sent FOTWW some photographs of the whooping crane nesting area.
Most people will never get to visit WBNP, Canada. And for those few who do, they will not likely get to visit the vast wetlands where the whooping cranes nest and rear their young. So for those folks who can’t make the journey, FOTWW is providing an array of photos of WBNP nesting grounds.
Click on photos to enlarge, and enjoy your journey to Wood Buffalo National Park.
In the first photo below, taken by John McKinnon, you are able to see the vast number of ponds used by the whooping cranes for their nests.
The photos below show what these ponds look like up close.
FOTWW thanks all those who participated in this year’s survey and provided us with the good news and photographs.
***** FOTWW’s mission is to help preserve and protect the Aransas/Wood Buffalo population of
wild whooping cranes and their habitat. *****