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2003 Unassisted Spring Migration - Hatch Year '01 cranes


Photo Credit: Rich King, Necedah NWR

Above and below photos show crane pair, 011 & 012 - the first cranes to return "home" this year! Photo taken April 2, 2003 at the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central WI. Note the broken antenna on female crane 012 in the foreground.


Photo Credit: Rich King, Necedah NWR


Photo Credit: Richard Urbanek, FWS/ICF

Whooping crane pair 011 & 012 spend an evening in Berrien County, GA after flying for seven hours during the first day of their return flight north: March 25th, 2003.


Photo Credit: Richard Urbanek, FWS/ICF

On March 26th the couple was forced to backtrack a bit when heavy rains and severe thunderstorms blocked their path. They roosted for the night in Henry County, GA. before departing the next morning.

To learn more about the unique partnership, formed to carry out this reintroduction visit: www.bringbackthecranes.org

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