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Tue November 19, 2013
The Cranes Have Landed
A flock of whooping cranes being guided by an aircraft on the way to Florida has arrived in Kentucky.
The endangered birds began a migration in early October from a wildlife area in Wisconsin. A release from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership this week says the cranes have entered Union County. It is the 13th group of birds involved in a project to reintroduce the species in eastern North America. The birds are following two ultralight aircraft on a journey through Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia to reach a wintering habitat at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in the Gulf Coast.
The cranes can be viewed on a live webcam at http://www.ustream.tv/migratingcranes