Operation Migration Class Of 2009 Is Hatching

Chick # 901, Class of 2009, Hatched May 3rd
Photo Courtesy

Operation Migration has played a leading role in the reintroduction of endangered Whooping cranes into eastern North America since 2001. In the 1940s the species was reduced to just 15 birds.

“Chicks are beginning to pop out quicker than popcorn”!
Heather Ray
Associate Director, Development
Operation Migration

As of today there are 10 surviving chicks in the class of 2009. According to Liz Condie of Operation Migration one of the “chicks will be held back for the captive population, leaving as of the moment, 9 chicks for the Ultralight-led program“.

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