Whooping Crane 28-17 Surfaces!

Well well, look who finally turned up!

It’s young parent-reared whooping crane #28-17 – the only whooper released this year that did not receive a remote tracking device. He was released in Marquette County, WI on 18 September along with #26-17. The next day, he disappeared and wasn’t spotted again until November when he turned up in Walworth County, WI.

He was recently spotted in south Florida – Okeechobee county, and fairly close to two other Whoopers: 16-12 and 72-17. Hopefully, the three will eventually encounter each other!

Whooping crane #28-17 along with Sandhills in south Florida. Photo: Lacey Waters, FL Fish and Wildlife Commission.

If you spot a Whooping Crane, please be sure to let us know! 

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  1. Cheryl Murphy January 24, 2018 7:42 pm

    Thanks for the update Heather.

  2. Elsie Sealander January 24, 2018 5:13 pm

    Thanks for the good news.

  3. Mindy January 24, 2018 12:09 pm

    Great news Heather! Thank you….

  4. Bikebrains January 24, 2018 12:06 pm

    “72-17” Would it be possible to give the “end result” status of all the eggs of 2017?