Updates from June, 2011


Bird by Bird, Fin by Fin, Drop by Drop; For whooping cranes and other species, life depends on the health of Texas bays.

June 22nd, 2011 | Related Press

Two distant white blobs stand out against the grayish horizon on an overcast day as the 75-foot Wharf Cat chugs slowly across Aransas Bay on its way to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Bracing myself on the boat’s observation deck, I focus my binoculars on […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes


Survey finds 75 whooping crane nests in Canada

June 8th, 2011 | Related Press

A survey of nesting whooping cranes in and around Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada detected a record 75 nests. The Canadian Wildlife Service in Canada spent 17.7 hours in a Bell 206 helicopter and 7.1 hours in a Cessna 210 surveying the usual nesting […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes