Friends of the Wild Whoopers, (a.k.a FOTWW) is a 501c3 nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to help preserve and protect the Aransas/Wood Buffalo population of wild whooping cranes and their habitat.
We would like to educate those who have an interest in protecting this beautiful American bird, as well as bringing you the latest news on the Whooper.
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Homer Moyers, Jr. and his wife had gone to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in the spring for the first time to photograph the whooping cranes at the refuge. However, the morning of their trip was so foggy all of their photos were pretty disappointing. At that time they decided they had to go back in November and indeed they did return. They found out about Kevin Sim’s charter boats, Aransas Bay Birding Charters, and booked a trip on the Jack Flash.
Monday, November 25 2019, was a beautiful morning for observing and photographing all the various birds on the refuge. Homer sent us some photos taken during their outing and we have compiled them into short slideshow for your enjoyment.
Friends of the Wild Whoopers thanks Homer for sending us the fabulous photos and we are sure that you will enjoy them as much as we did.
Whooping cranes from the natural wild population enjoying some tasty treats at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Photos courtesy of Homer Moyers, Jr. View slideshow at full screen for best results.
MUSIC: At The Shore – The Dark Contenent by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
***** FOTWW’s mission is to help preserve and protect the Aransas/Wood Buffalo
population of wild whooping cranes and their habitat. *****
December 3, 2019 is Giving Tuesday! Will you please consider donating to Friends of the Wild Whoopers, (FOTWW) so that we can continue our Whooping Crane “Stopover Habitat” project?
FOTWW has completed “stopover habitat” evaluations on 32 military facilities, 8 Indian Reservations and 34 USACE lakes ( U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters ), within the wild Whooping Crane six state migration corridor. All of the evaluations were done at our expense, and were made possible by donations from our supporters who believe in our mission.
Our “stopover habitat” project is ongoing with many lakes and potential habitats remaining to be evaluated.
Every donation that we receive is greatly appreciated and will go toward our “stopover habitat” efforts.
Ways to donate:
1. Go to our webpage and click on the “Donate” button.