Updates from February, 2011

ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

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

February 23rd, 2011 | Related Press

The fifth aerial census of the 2010-11 whooping crane season was conducted February 23, 2011 in a Cessna 210 piloted by Gary Ritchey of Air Transit Solutions, Castroville, Texas with USFWS observer Tom Stehn.  Search conditions were difficult with mild turbulence, multiple vultures to dodge, […]

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CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER TIMES

Whooping Crane Festival to highlight Coastal Bend’s natural diversity

February 23rd, 2011 | Related Press

COASTAL BEND — Seventy years ago, the whooping crane’s prospects were as frail as its thin frame, and just 21 of the elegant birds showed up to their winter homes in the Coastal Bend. However, for whoopers and the birders who enjoy watching them, the […]

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HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Festival to celebrate majestic whooping crane

February 18th, 2011 | Related Press

If you’ve always wanted to see whooping cranes, some of the rarest birds in North America, now is your chance. The 15th annual Whooping Crane Festival starts Thursday in Port Aransas, and visitors can observe the large, graceful creatures firsthand. Each year a wild flock […]

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ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Fourth Aerial Census of the 2010-11 Whooping Crane Season

February 17th, 2011 | Related Press

The fourth aerial census of the 2010-11 whooping crane season was conducted February 11, 2011 in a Cessna 210 piloted by Gary Ritchey of Air Transit Solutions, Castroville, Texas with USFWS observers Tom Stehn and Brad Strobel.  Flight conditions and visibility were excellent throughout the […]

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