Last Thursday the Whooping Crane Conservation Association received a Whooping Crane sighting report from birder and photographer Geryl Mortensen. Geryl photographed two whooping cranes at Lake Ray Hubbard near Dallas, TX on May 2nd.
To confirm the sighting, Geryl was able to photograph them from 2,000 feet away. Lee Ann Linam from Texas Parks and Wildlife confirmed the sighting and added “They are two banded birds from the reintroduced (non-migratory) population in Louisiana. Texas Whooper Watch is recruiting volunteers to help supplement the data that their radio-transmitters provide. Anyone with subsequent sightings can report through our website: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/whoopingcranes/”