Journey of the Whooping Crane

If you’re in the Corpus Christi, TX area be sure to tune in tomorrow evening to catch “Journey of the Whooping Crane on KEDT – the local Public Television station. Check local listings for show times.

“Journey of the Whooping Crane” is a one-hour natural history documentary produced for Georgia Public Broadcasting illustrating the remarkable life story of Whooping Cranes. At five feet tall, and a wingspan over seven feet, the Whooping Crane has the distinction of being North America’s tallest bird and sadly, also one of its rarest. Habitat loss and hunting pressure from European settlers in the late 1800’s reduced the population of this iconic animal to just fifteen birds by 1940. Since then, in an intense effort to protect and restore the species, a broad coalition of NGO’s, private interests, and government agencies has worked collectively and tirelessly to nurture the remaining wild flock to its current population of about six hundred birds.

Check out the films website to learn more. Digital download (purchase) will be available sometime in December.

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  1. Katherine December 4, 2018 8:22 pm

    Showing Dec. 5 on Georgia Public Broadcasting in the Atlanta area.

  2. dick brooks November 27, 2018 10:04 am

    Thank you for the link Heather.

    Thank you for the link Heather. One minute of this film was great.