Nebraska Ornithologists' Union

 

Date of this Version

9-1989

Citation

Whooping Crane Report, from Nebraska Bird Review (September 1989) 57(3): 82-83.

Comments

Copyright 1989, Nebraska Ornithologists' Union. Used by permission.

Abstract

WHOOPING CRANE REPORT The Grand Island office of the Fish and Wildlife Service reported 12 confirmed (2 of the same birds), 6 probable, and 9 unconfirmed sightings of Whooping Cranes in Nebraska in the spring of 1989. There were only 23 confirmed sightings in the U.S. Confirmed sightings are:

One adult, Hall Co., 24 March-14 April, on the Platte River, 2.5 mi. w. of Wood River bridge T9N, R12W, S23.

Two adults, Phelps Co., 5-7 April, Sacraments-Wilcox WMA, 2.5 mi. w. of Wilcox, T5N, R17W, 528, NE 1/4, S21, 34.

Two adults, Loup Co. 9-12 April, North Loup River, .5 mi. w. and .25 mi. n. of Almeria, T22N, R19W, 532,33. Same birds just reported above.

Four adults, Harlan Co., 6-7 April, 2.5 mi. n. of Republican City, T2N, R17W, S15 NE 1/4, SE 1/4.

Two adults and a young, Howard Co., 8-11 April, 1 mi. s. of Dannebrog, Middle Loup River. T13N, R11W, S14, 22.

Four adults, Valley Co., 11-18 April, 3 mi. n. and .5 e. of North Loup, North Loup River, T18N, R13W, S11, 12.,

One Adult, Buffalo Co., 16-17 April, 3 mi. w. of N10 bridge, Platte River., T8N, R15W, 516, SE 1/4.

Four adults, Custer Co., 16-17 April, 2 mi. n. and 6 w. of Merna, T18N, R22W, 520, SE 1/4.

Two adults, Buffalo Co., 24 April, 3 mi. n., 1 e., and .5 n. of Riverdale, Tl0N, R16W, S17, SE 1/4

Four adults, Sheridan Co., 27 April-l May, 23 mi. n. and.5 w. of Ellsworth on N27, T28N, R42W, 527, NW 1/4.