Victoria Advocate reporter Sara Sneath wrote the following article about Friends of the Wild Whoopers project to urge protection, management and development of “stopover habitats” for wild Whooping Cranes on military bases. For details about the project we invite you to read the following entire article.
An advocacy group is enlisting the help of military bases to give endangered birds places to stop along their 2,400-mile migration.
The only wild flock of whooping cranes has started its annual journey south from Canada to Texas. While an early arrival was seen at San Jose Island this weekend, the remainder of the flock is expected to arrive in late October or early November.
The birds will spend their winter in and around Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and return to Canada in March.
“Stopover places are just as important as wintering and nesting areas because they can’t fly in one trip,” McConnell said.
McConnell and wildlife expert Felipe Chavez-Ramirez, who serves as the science adviser for Friends of the Wild Whoopers, are assessing 45 sites owned by the military that fall in or near the flock’s migration corridor for possible stopover habitat.
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