Florida Storms Kill Rare Cranes During Migration
"At least there's one bright spot," said Liz Condie, communications
director for Operation Migration, a Canadian nonprofit that has been
training cranes to migrate alongside aircraft for the past six years.
(Read related story: "Whooping Cranes, Ultralight Planes Take Flight on Annual Migration" [October 5, 2006].)
The whooping crane is listed as endangered on the U.S. government's endangered species list.
Operation Migration's work is part of the Whooping Crane Eastern
Partnership, a team of U.S. and Canadian government agencies and
private groups trying create a new migratory population of the species
in the eastern U.S.