45 Whooping Crane Chicks Fledge at Wood Buffalo NP

There will be 45 wild Whooping Crane colts, including one pair of what some call “twins”, making their first migration from Wood Buffalo National Park to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge this fall. CWS and Parks Canada have completed their Fledgling Surveys on WBNP. Conditions and habitat on the nesting grounds are excellent and healthy. The photo below, taking by John McKinnon, (Parks Canada / Wood Buffalo National Park), shows there is plenty of water. More details to come.

Whooping Crane

Wood Buffalo National Park. Home of the whooping crane nesting grounds. Photo: John D. McKinnon / ©Parks Canada / Wood Buffalo National Park

 

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Celebrating 100 years of protecting migratory birds

One hundred years ago on 16 August 1916, the USA and Great Britain (on behalf of Canada) signed the first Migratory Bird Treaty to recognise the international importance of conserving and protecting migratory birds and their habitats.

Two years later in 1918, Congress passed the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to implement the legislation, which is still known today as one of the most effective conservation laws ever created.

This week, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Refuge Association and numerous partners are working together to celebrate this historic achievement. It is estimated that this groundbreaking wildlife conservation treaty has now saved billions of birds.

Migratory Birds Whooping Cranes

Whooping Crane Family from the Aransas/Wood Buffalo wild whooping crane flock . Photo by Klaus Nigge

 

National wildlife refuges have some of the best migratory bird spectacles in the world.  Endangered Whooping Cranes migrate 2,500 miles south from Wood Buffalo NP in Canada to Aransas NWR, Texas, in the fall.

To read the entire article “North America celebrates 100 years of protecting migratory birds” on Birdwatch, click here.

 

***** FOTWW’s mission is to help preserve and protect the Aransas/Wood Buffalo
population of wild whooping cranes and their habitat. *****

Friends of the Wild Whoopers is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

 friendsofthewildwhoopers.org logo friendsofthewildwhoopers.org ***** FOTWW’s mission is to help preserve and protect the Aransas/Wood Buffalo population of wild whooping cranes and their habitat. ***** Friends of the Wild Whoopers is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

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