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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Whooping Crane Update December 2014
The map below indicates the last known location of the Whooping Cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population.
SIZE - 97 birds (54 males, 43 females) - included  40 whooping cranes in Indiana, 10 in Illinois, 8 in Kentucky, 6 in Tennessee, 11 in Alabama, 3 in Georgia, 6 in Florida, 10 at unknown locations, 1 not recently reported, 1 long term missing, and 1 suspected mortality.

Mortality  -   ONO!  Sad

Male #5-13
(yellow band) apparently disappeared on or near the St. Marks NWR, Wakulla County, Florida, on Nov. 27, Thanksgiving night. He is suspected dead but is still included in the population totals above. Efforts are currently underway to locate him.

2012 Cohort

#4-12 and 5-12 at St. Marks Florida 30 November.

#7-12 remained with 3-11, 24-13 and 38-09 in Knox County, Indiana, except for a brief trip north into Greene County late November. Pair 29-08 and W3-10 joined this group by 18 November and 18-09 joined by 23 November.

#14-12 remained in LaPorte County, Indiana, until beginning migration on the evening of 30 November or early morning 1 December. He was found in Jackson County, Indiana, on 1 December.

#16-12 began migration from Monroe County, Wisconsin, on 17 November. He was found in Jackson County, Indiana, on 19 November where he remained through at least last check on 2 December.

2013 Cohort

#2, 4, 5, 7, and 8
began migration from Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin on 13 November. Satellite readings indicted roost locations in Iroquois County, Indiana, on 13 November; Wabash County, Illinois, on 14 November; northern Alabama on 17 November and Decatur County, Georgia, on 18 November where they remained until arriving at the St. Marks NWR, Wakulla County, Florida by roost on 21 November. No. 5-13 disappeared from this location on the night of 27 November (see above).

#9-13 male began migration from Dodge County, Wisconsin, on 13/14 November. Satellite readings placed in him Newton County, Indiana, on 14-20 November; Clinton County, Indiana, on 25-29 November and Lawrence County, Indiana, by roost on 1 December. He was observed at this location with two sandhill cranes on 2 December and continued south to Barren County, Kentucky, the next day.

#22-13 began migration from Vermilion/Champaign Counties, Illinois, on 14 November. Satellite reading indicated a roost location in DeKalb County, Tennessee, on 15 and 16 November. He arrived at his previous wintering territory at the Hiwassee WR, Meigs County, Tennessee, on 17/18 November.

#24-13 remained with nos. 3-11, 7-12 and 38-09 in Knox County, Indiana. Pair nos. 29-08 and W3-10 joined this group by 18 November and no. 18-09 joined by 23 November. No. 7-12 briefly left this location (see above).

#57-13 remained in Dodge County, Wisconsin, through at least 9 November. He was not detected in the area on 13 November and was reported in Jackson County, Indiana, on 19 November.

#59-13 was reported at the Wheeler NWR, Morgan County, Alabama, on 21 November where she remains.

2014 Cohort

Wild-hatched No. W3-14 remained with her father in Greene County, Indiana, throughout the report period.

Ultralight Seven juveniles in the ultralight-led cohort currently located at their 19th stopover in TROY, Pike County, Alabama.

Parent-reared No. 19-14 began migration from near the Necedah NWR, Wisconsin, with adult pair nos. 7-07 and 39-07 on 12 November. They were reported in Winnebago County, Illinois, that night and remained at least through roost on 16 November, apparently continuing migration on 17 November. Low precision satellite readings from no. 19-14 indicated a roost location in Grayson County, Kentucky, on the night of 18 November. They were photographed on a game camera in Logan County, Kentucky, on the morning of 19 November and continued south on 20 November, arriving on the adults wintering ground in Lowndes County, Georgia, by 22 November. They remain at this location.

No. 20-14 remained with pair nos. 9-05 and 13-03 in Greene County, Indiana. These three birds have been seen associating with pair nos. 8-04 and 19-05 at this location.

No. 27-14 remained with pair nos. 2-04 and 25-09 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, throughout the report period. Pair nos. 24-09 and 42-09 joined this group by 21 November. An additional two Whooping Cranes were observed at this location on 4 December.
http://www.bringbackthecranes.org
http://operationmigration.org/InT...update-6-november-4-december-2014
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whooping Crane Update
31 December 2014

103 birds (54 males, 49 females) eastern migratory population.

Mortality
The remains of Mr. Independent male #5-13 were recently found at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Wakulla County, Florida. His death apparently had occurred on Thanksgiving night.
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2015/01/05/emp-update-time

#5-13 male on Day 1 of migration flew to the flyover -
then turned around and flew home again!  Crated to stop 1.
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/ftopic4464-0-asc-27.php

Mr. Independent just behaved independently thruout migration.
I refused to believe he is gone til they found his remains.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

#8 female colt from class of 2013 dead
January 12, 2015
 -  Brooke
Female #8-13s transmitter was not functioning so we caught her and replaced it.
As OM approached her it was evident she was limping badly. Once caught, it was clear her right leg was severely broken.  We rushed her to veterinarian but sadly, she had to be euthanized.
The loss of Male #5-13 (December 2014) and #8-13 dropped the survival rate of the Class of 2013 to 50% in less than a year. Only 10 whoopers returned to the State of Florida this year.  Now there are 8.
http://operationmigration.org/InT.../12/the-rest-of-the-banding-story


#8-13 injured her leg last year too. OM gave her med-grapes.
Losing male #5-13 is also sad.
So of 8 from 2013 4 remain and half are together across Rainbow Bridge.
That is average for all yearling birds if I understand correctly, that is better than average.
If that is any comfort.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad #2 and #7 from 2013 killed by predator January 2015
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2015/01/20/the-lowest-of-lows

Sad  With the loss of 1, 3, 5 and 8 - and now 2 and 7
Now there are only 2 left of 8 in the class of 2013 - #4 and 9, both males.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Image taken by OM in 2004 while flying over Georgia


EMP Update Where are the Whoopers?
Feb. 5, 2015
  Whooping Crane Update  31 January 2015
The map below indicates the last known location of the Whooping Cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population. This map does not include birds that have not been reported for over one month, are known to have moved from a previous location or that are long term missing. Updated band and transmitter information can be found in the attached document.

General
Maximum size of the eastern migratory population at the end of the report period was 100 birds (53 males, 47 females). Estimated distribution at the end of the report period included 26-29 whooping cranes in Indiana, 7 in Kentucky, 10 in Tennessee, 34 in Alabama, 3 in Georgia, 13 in Florida, 2-5 at unknown locations and 2 long term missing. The total for Florida includes 7 newly released juveniles.

Mortalities
Female no. 8-13
was discovered with a severely injured upper right leg at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, Florida, on the morning of 5 January. She was captured and transported to the Shepherd Spring Animal Hospital where she was euthanized.
The remains of male no. 7-13 and female no. 2-13 were found on private property adjacent to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, Florida, on 15 January.
Death of both birds had likely occurred on 5 January.

2012 Cohort

Nos. 4-12 remained at the pensite at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, Florida.

No. 5-12 remained near the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, Florida.

No. 7-12 remained in Knox/Greene Counties, Indiana, throughout the report period.

No. 14-12 was found in Jackson County, Indiana, on 1 December and had left this location by 5 December. No subsequent reports.

No. 16-12 was last detected in Jackson County, Indiana, on 6 January. He was confirmed at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, Meigs County, Tennessee, on 8 January and was last detected at this location the following two days. No subsequent reports.

2013 Cohort

Nos. 2, 4, 7, and 8-13 remained on and near the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, Florida, until the deaths of nos. 2, 7 and 8-13 (see above). No. 4-13 has joined no. 4-12 and the juveniles at the pensite.

No. 9-13 remained on and near the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Alachua County, Florida, throughout the report period.

No. 22-13 remained at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, Meigs County, Tennessee, throughout the report period.

No. 24-13 remained in Knox/Greene Counties, Indiana, until moving south to the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Morgan County, Alabama, on 7/8 January with nos. 18-09, 38-09, 6-09, 23-10 and 3-11. [Nos. 3-11, 6-09 and 23-10 returned to Greene County, Indiana, by 21 January].

No. 57-13 remained in Jackson County, Indiana, through at least 6 January. He was detected at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, Meigs County, Tennessee, on 8 January where he remained.

No. 59-13 remained at the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Morgan County, Alabama, throughout the report period and was often seen associating with male no. 1-11.

2014 Cohort

Wild-hatched
No. W3-14 remained with her father in Greene County, Indiana, until moving south to Lawrence  County, Alabama, on 3-8 January with nos. 12-02, 29-09, 19-10 and 4-11.

OM Ultralight
The seven juveniles at the release pen at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge were returned to the top-netted pen on the morning of 5 January. They received their permanent colored leg bands and transmitters that day and were re-released on 8 January.

Parent-reared

No. 19-14 remained with pair nos. 7-07 and 39-07 at their wintering location in Lowndes County, Georgia, throughout the report period.

No. 20-14 remained with pair nos. 9-05 and 13-03 in Greene County, Indiana, until moving south with the adults to Jackson County, Alabama, on 6-8 January.

No. 27-14 remained with pair nos. 2-04 and 25-09 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, throughout the report period. Pairs nos. 24-09 and 42-09 as well as nos. 1-10 and W1-06 are also at this location.

Long term missing
Female no. 2-11 was last reported at her wintering location in Marion County, Florida, on 9 April 2013. She has a nonfunctional transmitter and cannot be tracked.

Female no. 27-10 was last detected on the Necedah NWR, Juneau County, Wisconsin, on 22 April 2014. Her transmitter is likely nonfunctional.
http://www.bringbackthecranes.org
http://operationmigration.org/InT...emp-update-where-are-the-whoopers
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote




Brooke had surgery
February 10, 2015  
by Bev Paulan, Wisconsin DNR pilot and former OM Field Supervisor.
Brooke had rotator cuff surgery and needs a little extra help at the pen so Bev went down.
The young cranes are all healthy and active, flying their circuits in the morning and actively foraging all day.  They get along quite famously with the two adults that are currently in the pen and are tolerant of 5-12 when he sneaks back in for a try at the feeder. They have even been treating me with respect (at least as long as I have grapes) and have been roosting in the pen at night
Several photos
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2015/02/10/broken-wing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whooping Crane Update
28 February 2015


100 Whooping Cranes, 53 males, 47 females.
22 whooping cranes in Indiana, 7 in Kentucky, 7 in Tennessee, 27 in Alabama, 3 in Georgia, 14 in Florida, 18 at unknown locations.

2013 Cohort
4-13 remained at the pensite at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, Florida.

9-13 remained on and near the Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, Alachua County, Florida, through at least roost on 23 February. He moved to a different location in the same county by the morning of 28 February.

2014 Cohort  OM Ultralight
The seven juveniles remained at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Florida.
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2015/03/09/emp-update-2
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

March 18, 2015
#2 from 2014
Whooping crane was taken by a predator late Sunday evening.
Brooke found her near the location where the remains of  5-13 were located in November.
http://operationmigration.org/InT...ld/2015/03/17/an-unfortunate-loss
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

15 crane eggs collected
April 30, 2015 -  15 Whooping Crane eggs were recently collected from nests located on the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge and transferred to the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

Researchers have determined second nests have had a higher full term incubation rate (54% versus 18%), hatching rate (39% versus 11%) and fledge rate (21% versus 0.1%).
Salvaging eggs from early nests may increase the probability of renesting above 25% and, in turn, increase reproductive success.
Eggs have been shipped to the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland for continued incubation.
http://operationmigration.org/InTheField/2015/04/30/fragile-shipment
http://www.bringbackthecranes.org...hNestingStudyReportApril2015.html

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