And for the first time ever, you’ll be able to see whooping cranes nesting!
This season, our camera is deployed at an undisclosed location in Green Lake County, Wisconsin and will feature the pair consisting of female number 3-14 and male number 4-12 as they nest for the first time.
This pair is fairly young with the female at 3 years and the male at 5. Whooping cranes typically begin breeding at 5 years of age. They’ve been a bonded pair since the spring of 2015.
Both cranes learned a migration route by following our ultralight aircraft. They spend their summers in Green Lake County and their winters in south Georgia.
Last fall this pair ‘adopted’ the young parent reared whooping crane number 30-16 and successfully led the young male crane to their winter location. He returned this spring with them and was then chased away from their territory so that they could begin nesting.
We’ll be working out a few details with the camera over the next few days but intend to broadcast 24/7. Audio will be in place by the end of the week.
We’ll bring you more details about this nest and the CraneCam shortly but in the meantime, enjoy the views!
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