Word arrived last night that the latest PTT data indicate an April 15th daytime location in Wayne Co., IL for Whooping crane 9-11*. Data from the same evening have cranes 4* & 7-11* at a roost location in Bureau County, IL. It is possible that the nine cranes are still traveling as a group, however, we have no way of confirming this.

The following image illustrates the ultralight-led migration route these young cranes were led along last fall. The red map points and line depict the route these birds are taking as they return north.

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