For Immediate Release
November 8, 2012
Contact: Mary Harner, 308-384-4633 / Greg Wright, 308-520-4166
Whooper Watch™ Activated For Fall Migration of Endangered Whooping Cranes
Wood River, Nebraska—The Crane Trust has activated its Whooper Watch™ program this fall to enlist public support in sighting the endangered whooping crane as it migrates back through Nebraska to its wintering grounds on the Texas Gulf Coast.
The whooping crane stands nearly five feet tall, making it the tallest bird in North America. With fewer than 300 whooping cranes in the last wild migratory flock, the whooping crane is also one of the rarest birds in the world, explains Dr. Mary Harner, Director of Science at the Crane Trust.