From Bev Paulan:
Brooke and I spent all day yesterday driving around looking for #11-12. We drove up to the Georgia border and listened at every boat launch and at every lake between the border and the coast. All with no beeps.
Lots of the lakes and wetlands looked promising; habitat wise, but no wayward Whooper chick. On the plus side, we also didn’t see any Sandhills, so perhaps she joined one of the many flocks that has already flown north. Brooke has been constantly checking the traps set out for the bobcat and they have always been empty. Also negative on the trail camera photos.
Today, we are heading west down the coast to continue the search.
Last week, Brooke was taken up in a plane by a local Panacea pilot (thanks to Steve Fults for providing the plane and Steve Fults, Jr. for piloting and the folks at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab for making the introduction) and searched to the east and northeast of here, as well as the Lake Talquin area to the northwest. All searching for naught.
Reminder: The public is urged to report their Whooping Crane sightings and to report them as promptly as possible. If #11-12 has headed north already, it will likely be through the WCEP public reporting network that she is located.