Updates from January, 2010

AP’s Whooping Crane Story Hits Major Papers Worldwide

January 29th, 2010 | TAP Updates

Yesterday’s Associated Press’s article “Officials fear another whooping crane die-off” was picked up by media outlets internationally.  While TAP is distressed at the condition facing the birds, we commend the media outlets who featured this story, drawing attention to this crtical situation. Highlights of publications […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Officials fear another whooping crane die-off

January 28th, 2010 | Related Press

The world’s last remaining natural flock of endangered whooping cranes, which suffered a record number of deaths last year, will probably see another die-off because of scarce food supplies at its Texas nesting grounds this winter, wildlife managers said. The flock lost 23 birds in […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, Whooping Cranes

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Mismanagement of Guadalupe basin hurts us all

January 26th, 2010 | TAP In The News

As a commissioner for Aransas County, I am writing in response to the comment by Rep. Bill Callegari, R-Houston, (“Whooping crane suit could threaten Texas cities’ water,” Jan. 16). While we commend Rep. Callegari’s interest in this important issue, we believe that the lack of […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Guadalupe Basin Water Management, Whooping Cranes

TAP responds to Callegari

January 22nd, 2010 | TAP Updates

TAP respectfully responded to a media release circulated by Representative Callegari questioning the necessity of our lawsuit. TAP sent the following letter clarifying our membership, our position, and our objective. Read the Letter

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management

Tom Stehn’s Jan. 21 whooping crane census reports one chick dead, and a lack of food.

January 22nd, 2010 | TAP Updates

Tom Stehn, the whooping crane coordinator for Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, has released his latest census report of the flock wintering at ANWR. As referenced in the following report, one chick has died and the cranes’ main food source, blue crabs, are at extremely low […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

Travis Audubon and the Whooping Crane Conservation Association join TAP

January 15th, 2010 | TAP Updates

TAP is thrilled to announce two new member organizations: Travis Audubon and the Whooping Crane Conservation Association. Travis Audubon voted to join TAP this week. The vision of Travis Audubon is to “inspire conservation through birding”.  As stated on their website, Travis Audubon believes that […]

Filed in: TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Quit overextending the river

January 15th, 2010 | TAP In The News

A recent Express News editorial suggests that The Aransas Project’s intent to file a federal lawsuit to protect the endangered whooping crane and the Guadalupe River Basin constitutes “a startling case of irresponsibly bad timing.” As the attorney for The Aransas Project (TAP), I would […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management

SAN MARCOS DAILY RECORD

Whooping, sandhill cranes taking center stage in Texas

January 11th, 2010 | Related Press

Two really big birds take center stage this time of year, attracting the attention of birders nationwide. They are the whooping crane and the sandhill crane. In Texas, the whooping crane returns in late fall from its breeding grounds in Canada to spend the winter […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM

Whooping cranes, snowbirds invade Texas Gulf Coast

January 11th, 2010 | Related Press

There are two migrations occurring along the Texas Coastal Bend; one is virtually invisible unless you know where to look, and the other is in front of you on the interstate. The first, which began in early November and will continue through March, is the […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

Latest ANWR census reports 264 cranes, little food

January 8th, 2010 | TAP Updates

Last night, Tom Stehn, the Whooping Crane Coordinator at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge released his latest report on the western flock of whooping cranes wintering in Aransas. While Stehn counted an almost full flock of 264 cranes that have completed the migration from Canada, he […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes