Happy Thanksgiving! While the bird most of us are keeping an eye on today is the turkey that will grace our table, Texas Parks & Wildlife is asking for citizen scientists to keep watch for Whooping Cranes. Biologists re seeking to learn more about locations along the migration; in addition, in 2011-12 some whoopers decided to join the Keep Austin Weird movement by spending the winter near there!
The photo below, taken by Bill Powell, shows two Whooping Cranes who paid a brief visit to Hagerman NWR on 11-16-2011.
TPWD has a webpage devoted to whooping crane information to help those interested in the project make a good identification and report to the proper authorities. Just click Whooping Cranes for the webpage.