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Brooke shared the following photos he captured this week of the whooping crane cohort currently being raised at White River Marsh in Green Lake County, Wisconsin.

If you’d like to arrange to visit the viewing blind, which is open on Thursdays, give Doug Pellerin a call to check for availability and to reserve your spot. 920-923-0016.

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8 Comments

  1. Sue July 23, 2017 3:04 pm

    It just never ceases to amaze me how the birds can be wild and, yet, feel perfectly at ease among their “human” parents. Love all the pictures. Would so enjoy seeing them when they come down to St. Marks.

    • Heather Ray July 24, 2017 6:57 am

      This cohort will likely never see St. Marks. They will be released in a few weeks in Green Lake County, WI and will head south on their own.

      • Barb July 24, 2017 7:10 am

        Will they be released as a group? Does this location have a good number of adults that will teach them what they need to know for survival, and teach them the migration route?

        • Heather Ray July 24, 2017 7:30 am

          As I mentioned on Friday: http://wp.me/p58okM-44J There are currently 8 adults in and around the marsh. The WCEP Rearing and Release team will decide when/where to release the cohort.

  2. Cheryl Murphy July 22, 2017 4:15 pm

    Great pics!!!

  3. lilbirdz July 21, 2017 10:54 am

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures. I especially like the “guided tour” of the daily “field trip”. I had the same questions as Barb.

    http://operationmigration.org/InTheField

  4. Sue McCurdy July 21, 2017 8:16 am

    Awww, they’re so beautiful? Thank y’all so much for taking such good care of them. Wish I could come see them.

  5. Barb July 21, 2017 7:04 am

    The pictures are GREAT!!! How and when will these youngsters be introduced to the adults so they may bond and then learn the route South? Are there many adults in the area? Thanks for the pictures. They add a sense of reality for those of us far away from the Whoppers.