Monday, November 11, 2013

Buffalo Creek Marsh, Jamestown Wildlife Area  is temporarily closed as it plays host to six Whooping Cranes.   The Whooping Crane, the tallest north American bird, with the male approximately 5 feet tall, is an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound.  In 2003, there were about 153 pairs.  It is estimated that there are 500 Whooping Cranes in existence in 2013.

Photo courtesy of Jamestown Wildlife Area, Matt Farmer

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