Updates from March, 2009


Whooper Mortality Rate Called Highest in 20 years

March 24th, 2009 | Related Press

The ninth aerial census of the 2008-09 crane season at Aransas was conducted March 15 with observer Tom Stehn of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Conditions were less than ideal with overcast skies and occasional light rain.  Parts of the crane range […]

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Whooper Outlook Concerns Officials

March 23rd, 2009 | Related Press

CORPUS CHRISTI — After suffering the worst winter in 20 years, the flock of whooping cranes at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge soon will journey back to their summer home in Canada, but wildlife managers are concerned they have not had enough food to fatten them […]

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