Updates from October, 2012

Video of October 4 USFWS Public Presentation Available Online

October 21st, 2012 | TAP Updates

The Aransas Project has posted a video documenting the two-hour public presentation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the distance sampling methodology in use at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge during the last wintering season.  The presentation was held on Oct. 4, 2012 […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Long flight back to Aransas under way

October 21st, 2012 | Related Press

We’re well into October, and there’s more than Halloween parties and trick-or-treaters approaching the Crossroads. According to the Whooping Crane Conservation Association, the whooping cranes have begun their yearly migration back down to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge for the winter. However, the milder weather […]

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

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

State asks judge to reopen whooping crane case

October 21st, 2012 | TAP In The News

Texas officials have asked a federal judge in Corpus Christi to reopen a case into the deaths of critically endangered whooping cranes, citing a new report that raises concerns about how the flock was counted. U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack indicated during a teleconference […]

Filed in: related news, Whooping Cranes

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Whooping crane survey plan ruffles feathers

October 12th, 2012 | Related Press

The whooping crane is North America’s tallest bird, standing 5 feet with a wingspan as wide as a pickup. There are not many left, and the last migrating flock in the wild returns each winter to the same marshy flats on the Texas coast. So […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, related news, Whooping Cranes

ROCKPORT PILOT

Whooping crane count method discussed

October 12th, 2012 | Related Press

Representatives from the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) conducted a public presentation Thursday, Oct. 4, to discuss the Aransas-Wood Buffalo flock of whooping cranes which winter at the local refuge. Most attendees were most interested in the overall current number of whooping cranes, but also […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, related news, Whooping Cranes

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

New way of counting whooping cranes detailed at public meeting in Fulton

October 12th, 2012 | Related Press

FULTON — Keeping tabs on whooping cranes in the Coastal Bend long has been a rudimentary process involving aerial flights. However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Aransas National Wildlife Refuge are hoping that technology will play a larger role in documenting the endangered […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

Community Turns Out for USFWS Presentation on Crane Counts

October 12th, 2012 | TAP Updates

Clear Desire Expressed by Residents for Accurate and Timely Data on Cranes A public meeting held by the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge staff in Fulton to provide information about changes in tracking and reporting the numbers of endangered whooping cranes wintering at the refuge was […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes