1. Brian September 29, 2017 1:13 am Reply

    Beautiful photos! In the early to mid 70s had relatives that lived on Canoe Run in Lewis County, WV, a pair of them were often spotted in a pond in a meadow over a bank by the road, people would stop and watch them. I remember people saying they raised at least one chick every summer.

  2. trang chu Mobifone March 7, 2017 5:47 pm Reply

    Everything is very open with a precise explanation of the issues.
    It was truly informative. Your website is extremely helpful.
    Thanks for sharing!


  3. Sharon Wright’s 3rd Grade Class November 18, 2015 9:57 am Reply

    My third grade class studies whooping cranes each fall and enjoys visiting your website to see the birds first hand. Thanks for taking the time to keep the world updated on your progress. Keep flying, whoopers!

  4. Sue McCurdy March 31, 2015 10:38 am Reply

    Thank you for the wonderful pictures.

  5. Celeste Figueroa October 9, 2014 10:23 pm Reply

    I found the Whooping Crane site while viewing animals which are my passion. I think Operation Whooping Crane is simply wonderful.

  6. deb October 23, 2013 4:18 pm Reply

    Love the photo collection.

  7. Claire DeLand March 25, 2013 10:25 am Reply

    Love it!!!!

    I can’t wait for news of the “Class of 2013” – – – hurry up!!!!!! 🙂

  8. Kathleen Kaska January 3, 2013 6:37 pm Reply

    Looks like they’ve learned to dance and discovered some new friends.


  9. E. George Strasser January 3, 2013 11:37 am Reply

    Whooping Cranes
    by E. George Strasser

    Have you ever seen, a whooping crane,
    stand in a swamp in the pouring rain?

    or on a mudflat as it cakes, eating minnows
    and catching snakes.

    Back in 1942,
    their population, was very few.

    and just to be, really succinct.
    the species almost was extinct

    Our tallest bird would soon be lost
    we must save it at any cost.

    Operation Migration then came to be.
    saving the cranes so amazingly.

    Watch the birds while they’re in flight
    following an ultralight.

    If you enjoy this story friend
    watch the cranes come round the bend.

    Now if these birds you start to track
    You’ve just become a “CRANIAC”.

    • Heather Ray January 3, 2013 6:46 pm Reply


    • Margie Tomlinson March 25, 2013 2:06 pm Reply

      Way to go George! Nicely done!

    • Bobbie November 13, 2013 12:06 pm Reply

      Great poem!

    • Sue McCurdy July 26, 2015 2:23 pm Reply

      Love your poem!

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  11. wooster October 28, 2012 10:10 am Reply

    Stunning as always Doug……I know your heart must be feeling very heavy these last few days…..we will all miss her

  12. Eunice Morse October 15, 2012 12:20 am Reply

    When I come to your web site I always look for some pictures. I like these!!

  13. Ginny Adams October 14, 2012 10:04 pm Reply

    wonderful pictures that explain why we give our money for such a marveloous endeavor. great team and courageous birds.


  14. Margie Tomlinson October 14, 2012 2:01 pm Reply

    VERY NICE!!!

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