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Public encouraged to report whooping crane sightings

LINCOLN, Neb. – The entire population of whooping cranes in the Central Flyway is expected to migrate through Nebraska over the next several weeks. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission encourages the public to report whooping crane sightings. Information on crane sightings is used to positively affect whooping crane conservation and recovery efforts. Report any sightings to Game and Parks (402-471-0641) or online at http://outdoornebraska.gov/whoopingcrane/. Observers of cranes are encouraged to record number of birds, location, type of activity, and, …

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Public encouraged to report whooping crane sightings

LINCOLN – The entire population of whooping cranes in the Central Flyway is expected to migrate through Nebraska over the next several weeks. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission encourages the public to report whooping crane sightings. Information on crane sightings is used to positively affect whooping crane conservation and recovery efforts. Report any sightings to Game and Parks (402-471-0641), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (308-379-5562), or The Crane Trust’s Whooper Watch hotline (1-888-399-2824). Emails may be submitted to joel.jorgensen@nebraska.gov. …

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Wilkinson WMA Reopened to Public Use Following Whooping Cranes’ Departure

LINCOLN – Wilkinson Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Platte County has reopened to the public following a temporary closure in place to protect whooping cranes using the area. Three whooping cranes present at the WMA since March 25 left the area and continued their migration north on April 5. Whooping cranes are an endangered species and their wild population totals only about 300 individuals. The entire population migrates through Nebraska each spring and fall between wintering sites along the Texas …

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Wilkinson WMA Partially Closed to Public to Protect Whooping Cranes

LINCOLN – Wilkinson Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Platte County has been partially closed to the public to protect three endangered whooping cranes using the area. The cranes have been present since March 25. The partial closure of the WMA involves the eastern third of the property, the section between 280th Avenue and U.S. Highway 81. The closed area is marked with orange “Area Closed” signs. Additional areas of the WMA may be closed depending on whooping crane use in …

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Public Encouraged to Report Whooping Crane Sightings

LINCOLN – The entire population of whooping cranes in the Central Flyway is expected to migrate through Nebraska over the next several weeks. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission encourages the public to report whooping crane sightings. Information on crane sightings is used to positively affect whooping crane conservation and recovery efforts. Report any sightings to Nebraska Game and Parks (402-471-0641), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (308-379-5562), or The Crane Trust’s Whooper Watch hotline (1-888-399-2824). Emails may be submitted to …

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Father Hupp WMA Temporarily Closed to Protect Whooping Cranes

LINCOLN – Father Hupp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is temporarily closed effective immediately due to the presence of six endangered whooping cranes. The closure will be lifted once the cranes have left the area. Father Hupp WMA is located 2½ miles west of Bruning in Thayer County. The closure is a standard procedure for the Commission once whooping cranes are confirmed on a property owned or managed by the agency. “We value the outdoor opportunities our properties provide to hunters …

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Public Encouraged to Report Whooping Crane Sightings

LINCOLN – The entire population of whooping cranes in the Central Flyway is expected to migrate through Nebraska over the next several weeks. Conservation entities encourage the public to report whooping crane sightings. Information on sightings is used individually and collectively by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Crane Trust and the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program to positively affect whooping crane conservation and recovery efforts. Individuals should report whooping crane sightings by contacting Game …

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Public Encouraged to Report Whooping Crane Sightings

LINCOLN – The entire population of whooping cranes in the Central Flyway is expected to migrate through Nebraska over the next several weeks. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission encourages the public to report whooping crane sightings. Information on crane sightings is used to positively affect whooping crane conservation and recovery efforts. Report any sightings to Game and Parks (402-471-0641), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (308-382-6468, ext. 10), or The Crane Trust’s Whooper Watch hotline (1-888-399-2824). Emails may be submitted …

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These are Whooping Cranes

Last month I blogged about Whooping Crane identification because, I knew then, Whooping Crane would soon be moving through the state.  Well, a few birds have been observed in the state.  NGPC Southwest District Staff reported and documented twelve Whooping Cranes stopping-over in Frontier County last week.  Some photos were taken and these are shared, below.  Special thanks to Chad Taylor for his work reporting these Whoopers and also to Terry Perks for the photographs.

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