Tuesday, May 20, 2014

WWT Slimbridge given fresh hope with wild crane chick

A recently-hatched crane chick has given conservationists fresh hope about seeing a new generation of wild cranes in the west of Britain. (BBC News).


Friday, May 2, 2014

Live camera watches crane eggs

An attempt by a pair of cranes to raise the first wild-hatched crane in western Britain in 400 years is being filmed on a webcam. (BBC News).


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What do whooping cranes do in winter?

Of only fifteen species of cranes in the world, just two species occur in the western hemisphere: the sandhill crane, which is the most numerous, and the whooping crane, the rarest. Why have the two North American species experienced such different recent fates? By Elizabeth H. Smith (Prairie Fire Newspaper).


Friday, April 25, 2014

Six member panel set up for crane conservation

After a task force to monitor the critically endangered Great Indian Bustards (GIBs), the state government has now set up an six-member expert committee for conservation of sarus cranes in Gondia district.  By Vijay Pinjarker (Economic Times/Times of India).


Nature group cries foul as Alberta considers sandhill crane hunt

The Alberta government is looking at allowing people to hunt sandhill cranes after years of lobbying by hunters.  By Jim Cotter (Calgary Herald).


Historic Easter egg laid at Slimbridge

A pair of Common Cranes has nested at Slimbridge Wetland Centre WWT, Gloucestershire, as part of the Great Crane Project reintroduction scheme. (Birdwatch).


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Rare whooping crane appears near Lake Okeechobee

Whooping crane No. 1441, one of the last surviving cranes in a failed effort to re-establish a Florida flock of the nearly extinct birds, made a rare appearance this spring. By Janet Staletovitch (Miami Herald).


Endangered whooping cranes nesting again in south Louisiana

By Richard Burgess (The Advocate).


Sandhill crane nest moved from Florida intersection

As the sun set on Melbourne on Monday evening, a sandhill crane sat in the grass beside a pond, her mate standing a one-legged guard at her side.  But the bird's efforts to incubate the nest there may be futile. It was moved over the weekend. By Stacey Barchenger (Florida Today).


A modern day wonder in the Sea of Gallilee, Israel’s hot spot for migratory birds

The Sea of Gallilee, where Christ reputedly walked on water, is today home to another miracle of sorts.  It is where hundreds of millions of birds migrate across Israel and a paradise for bird watchers.  By Nic Robertson (CNN).