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STAR HERALD

USFWS releases water to benefit whooping cranes

April 3rd, 2014 |

According to this story, it turns out that Whooping Cranes do in fact need freshwater to maintain their habitat. The freshwater releases discussed in the story will maintain the Crane habitat along the Platte River, Nebraska, a critical stopover for the migration north. The U.S. […]

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CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Most of the South Texas whooping crane flock has arrived

January 15th, 2013 | TAP Updates

CORPUS CHRISTI — Most of the whooping cranes expected to spend winter near Rockport have arrived, but it’s too early to say how many survived the summer and migration from Canada. At least 98 percent of the world’s only wild migratory flock of the endangered […]

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CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Whooping cranes leave Coastal Bend for Canada

June 19th, 2012 | Related Press

CORPUS CHRISTI — The last remaining flock of wild whooping cranes has returned to Canada following another difficult drought season in the Coastal Bend. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials estimated that roughly 245 endangered whoopers left the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding marshes […]

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ASSOCIATED PRESS

Texas drought twists migrations of many birds

March 1st, 2012 | Related Press

MAD ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Strange things are aloft in the bird world. Endangered whooping cranes flew 2,500 miles from Canada to Texas, where they usually spend the whole winter. Instead, they pecked around for a short time and flew back. In Nebraska, other cranes […]

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WHOOPING CRANE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

Aransas Refuge Estimates 245 Whooping Cranes

February 24th, 2012 | Related Press

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge biologists now estimate the population of whooping cranes to be approximately 245 individuals within their survey area. This number does not include whoopers known to be in at least five other Texas counties and other states. Some of the birds are moving […]

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THE ECONOMIST

The thirsty road ahead: Drought may force the state to take tougher measures

November 10th, 2011 | Related Press

Water in Texas The thirsty road ahead Drought may force the state to take tougher measures Nov 12th 2011 | AUSTIN | from the print edition THIS year Texas had the hottest summer ever recorded in any state. In September wildfires swept through the town […]

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AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Current drought could become worst ever, state climatologist says

November 10th, 2011 | Related Press

Current drought could become worst ever, state climatologist says By Farzad Mashhood AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Texas could be in the midst of a drought the history books have never seen, meaning water planners need to prepare for worse than what they’ve seen, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon […]

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