Three groups of whooping cranes were reported on the morning of March 28th at and near Quivira NWR in central Kansas. They were all separate groups: 2:1, 3:0, and 6:0, for a total of 12 cranes. Some whooping cranes have made it that far north.
Biologists are presently trying to confirm the report of a single crane in Nebraska.
Tom Stehn, Whooping Crane Coordinator
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 100
Austwell, TX 77950
(361) 286-3559 Ext. 221
fax (361) 286-3722
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Where applicable, CWS stands for Canadian Wildlife Service; USFWS is US Fish and Wildlife Service. Crane monitoring involves cooperative efforts and support by both countries, plus many volunteers and non-profit organizations along the way.