Eastern Crane Bulletin

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The Eastern Crane E-bulletin is distributed to those interested in cranes in general,
and specifically, the Eastern Populations of Sandhill and Whooping Cranes, as well
as the continuing work for the protection of these birds and their habitats.

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September 2018 issue click here

June 2018 issue click here

March 2018 issue click here

December 2017 issue click here

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December 2016 issue click here

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December 2015 issue click here

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December 2014 issue click here

September 2014 issue click here

June 2014 issue click here

March 2014 issue click here:
• Whooping Cranes need our voices!
• CITGO Fueling Good Project helps non-profit save endangered american bird
• Update on Eastern Migratory Population of WHCRs
• Seventy years later, WHCR survival remains tenuous
• Whooping Cranes begin spring journey to Canada
• Drought threatens migration in CA
• Update: Eastern Population of SACRs hunt seasons
• Stress level may effect egg fertility
• Sandhill adapts well to prosthetic leg
• MS Sandhill hit by car returned to refuge
• Equine encephalitis virus and WHCRs

December 2013 issue click here:
• International Crane Foundation (ICF) turns 40!
• Endangered Whooping Cranes migrate south
• Wild-hatched Sandhill #W3-13 heads south with parents
• Please remember (upon sighting a Whooping Crane)
• Texas Whooping Crane watchers needed
• Whooping Cranes return to Louisiana
• The Environmental Almanac: Sandhill Cranes put on a show
• 2014 Sandhill Crane Festivals
• UPDATE: Eastern Population of Sandhill Crane hunt seasons

September 2013 issue click here:
• Experienced Whoopers lead the way in migration
• Crowdsourcing, for the birds
• “Salute to the Dawn”
• TWRA votes to approve first Tennessee Sandhill Crane season
• Researchers work to restore Whooping Cranes in Louisiana
• Louisiana Whooping Cranes build nest outside captivity for first time in decades.

June 2013 issue click here:
• Whooping Crane news
• Sandhill Crane hunting in Tennessee?
• Fort Smith man stands on guard for Whooping Cranes
• What to do if you see a banded crane

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To receive the quarterly E-bulletin contact:

Mary W. Yandell, Editor
Kentucky Coalition for Sandhill Cranes
kycoalition4sandhillcranes@gmail.com
mtwyandell@gmail.com

Or

Cynthia Routledge
Southeastern Avian Research / Specializing in Winter Hummingbird banding
www.southeasternavianresearch.org
The Tennessee Ornithological Society
www.tnbirds.org
routledges@bellsouth.net

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4 Responses to Eastern Crane Bulletin

    • KY4cranes says:

      Hello Linda. I would like to direct you to the Kentucky Sandhill Season page of this site. There was a long, contentious “battle” in 2010 ( started in 2008) to try and stop the KY Sandhill season but to no avail. The Governor has no say in hunt seasons in Kentucky. If you scroll down on the page I mentioned you can read rulings from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and our Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) vote for the crane season. It is ultimately up to USFWS that works with the Mississippi and Atlantic Flyways to regulate seasons in the eastern states (just KY and TN so far) and sets the number of Sandhills killed each season.

      Kentucky’s season begins this Saturday, 12/16 and will run a month. Much better (still bad, but it is all relative) than TN with its 2-month long season and one that allows 4 times the number of cranes to be killed than here in KY ( “only” 400 Sandhills each season here). It makes me happy that no where near the 400 limit of cranes have been killed in any one season. I hold my breath until the season ends in January. Another concern is for the safety of Whooping Cranes. KDFWR posts warnings on the agency website if Whooping Cranes are in the area so hunters are aware of the birds’ presence, but the hunt is not stopped.

      While your petition is commendable, at this juncture it really won’t accomplish anything and will probably fall on deaf ears. The killings will take place in the state. According to USFWS hunts in KY and TN will be suspended ONLY if the total population of Greater Sandhill Cranes in the eastern migratory population fall below 30,000 birds.

      Thank you for your concern for our Sandhill Cranes!

      Mary Yandell
      KY Coalition for Sandhill Cranes

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  2. There’s certainly a lot to know about this issue.
    I really like all of the points you have made.

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