Updates from January, 2011

DETROIT FREE PRESS

Whooping cranes, tourists spend languid days on Texas gulf coast

January 23rd, 2011 | Related Press

AUSTWELL, Texas –The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is the winter home of the whooping crane, a bird on the verge of extinction. I drove 20 miles off the main road to get there. I climbed a tall observation tower. In the distance, at least four […]

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ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

The third aerial census of the 2010-11 whooping crane season

January 19th, 2011 | Related Press

The third aerial census of the 2010-11 whooping crane season was conducted January 19, 2011 in a Cessna 210 piloted by Gary Ritchey of Air Transit Solutions, Castroville, Texas with USFWS observer Tom Stehn. The flight only covered 2/3’s of the crane area due to […]

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NATIONAL WILDLIFE MAGAZINE

NWF Picks: Top Wildlife-Watching Spots

January 17th, 2011 | Related Press

From coast to coast, many of the special places NWF has helped protect also provide exceptional opportunities to view wild animals: Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas On the Texas coast, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is famous for hosting the continent’s largest wild flock of endangered […]

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