Welcome to the world W1-18 and W2-18! These siblings are from parents 5-11 and 12-11 in Juneau County and are officially the first wild-hatched Whooping crane chicks of the 2018 season.
Bev Paulan flew a nest survey over much of Wisconsin yesterday, which made for a long 8-hour flight!
Huge thanks to Bev for locating these two very new chicks (and for the fantastic photo) and 9 other active nests, including:
27-14/10-11 Marquette Cty
3-14/4-12 Green Lake Cty (Photo below)
3/7-11 Adams Cty
24/42-09 Adams Cty (Photo below)
5-10/28-08 Marathon Cty (Photo below)
32-09/19-10 Wood Cty
W3-10/8-04 Juneau Cty/Necedah NWR
16-07/1-04 Juneau Cty/Necedah NWR
36-09/18-03 Juneau Cty/Necedah NWR