Whooping Cranes 5-12 & 30-16

Last week we told you that Brooke watched these two lift off from St. Marks NWR in Wakulla County, FL and head north.

Late yesterday, we received a public sighting for these two in southern Illinois! 

This means in the 3 days since they left St. Marks, the two cranes covered close to 600 miles. #impressive

If you see a whooping crane be sure to submit your report!

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  1. Jean P. aka CrabtowneMd March 27, 2018 9:11 pm

    Awesome news ! May they finish their journey safely.

  2. Marje Lloyd March 27, 2018 2:15 pm

    wonderful news, were they spotted together?

    • Heather Ray March 27, 2018 2:38 pm

      yes, side-by-side

      • Marje Lloyd March 28, 2018 11:47 am


  3. Agneta Sand March 27, 2018 1:28 pm

    This information made my day ! ! !

  4. Barbara March 27, 2018 9:52 am

    Its easy to cover mileage when you don’t have the children in tow asking every few miles “Are we there yet? or We’re hungry.” 🙂

  5. Rev. Sandee D. Kosmo (Sandia Kosmo, pen name) March 27, 2018 9:46 am

    Thanks for the report. Whoopers are such incredible birds. I hope they come to Wisconsin so I can see them. I love Horicon and Necedah.


    • Heather Ray March 27, 2018 9:49 am

      These two spend their summers at White River Marsh in Green Lake County, WI.