CraneCam Goes LIVE!

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!

Please share the link with your friends: https://www.youtube.com/c/OperationMigration/live

Female 3-14 incubating after just switching duties with her mate, male #4-12

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7 Comments

  1. Dorothy N April 24, 2017 11:12 pm

    Wonderful to be able to witness the nesters via the Crane Cam! Thank you for letting us share!!

  2. Marilyn April 24, 2017 11:17 am

    How amazing to be able to watch a “miracle created by OM”. All your blood, sweat and tears is paying off. And we are blessed to be able to witness it with you. <3

  3. Christy April 24, 2017 10:45 am

    Another milestone! Congratulations!

  4. Marilyn April 24, 2017 10:35 am

    Rats! I went to the link, see the female on the nest, but I don’t see how to “Create a channel to join the chat”. I need a 12-yr-old to show me how! LOL
    DMBM

    • Heather Ray April 24, 2017 10:54 am

      First, you have to register as a youtube user (just as you would have registered to be a ustream/wildearth user), then you have to subscribe to our channel but clicking the red subscribe button top right.

  5. Dora Giles April 24, 2017 8:33 am

    This will definitely be a new beginning for OM and the ultralight crew. So utterly soaring high seeing this new family devleope as the first for WRM. Best wishes for a successful year.

    http://OM%20In%20The%20Field

  6. Doug Pellerin April 24, 2017 8:25 am

    Thank you OM for this amazing opportunity.