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hunt for the whooping cranes

J. J. McCoy

hunt for the whooping cranes

a natural history detective story

by J. J. McCoy

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  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whooping crane.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 213-215.

    Statementby J.J. McCoy. Maps and drawings by Rey Abruzzi.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL696.G8 M2
    The Physical Object
    Pagination223 p.
    Number of Pages223
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5983809M
    LC Control Number66013212
    OCLC/WorldCa556200

    Whooping Cranes are also covered in Jon Mooallem’s wonderful book, Wild Ones. He tells the fascinating story of a man who spent three years with a young whooping crane who had inprinted on . The Hunting Controversy. For Midwestern sandhill cranes, three justifications for opening a fall hunting season have been advanced: First, hunting could reduce the population and limit the damage cranes do to agricultural crops, which some consider to be economically unacceptable.

    However, the fostered Whooping cranes formed pair bonds only with Sandhill cranes and the programme ended in In the s and s a joint US and Canadian team worked to rear non-migratory captive cranes and in released 33 birds in central Florida. This . Whooping cranes nearly vanished in the midth century, with a count finding only 16 living birds. Conservation Efforts Since then, these endangered animals have taken a step back from the.

    The body and wing feathers are a bright white, except on the tips of the outer wings. The tips of the primary feathers are black. Whooping cranes have yellow eyes and thin, black legs. With a height of approximately five feet ( meters), whooping cranes are the tallest birds in North America. Whooping cranes have a foot (meter) wingspan. Whooping Crane Endangered Whooping cranes, called whoopers, are the tallest birds in North America, standing at about 5 feet tall. They live in family groups and inhabit marshes, shallow lake and lagoons. Cranes feed mostly on plants, shellfish, insects, fish, and frogs. They are snowy white except for black feathers on the wings.


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The Hunt for the Whooping Cranes book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. By the mid 's, only 27 wild whooping cranes were observed on the birds' winter grounds in the Aransas Wildlife Refuge along the coast of Texas.

And in the spring ofthese 27 birds - the only wild whooping cranes left in the entire world - flew off as always on the long, hazardous journey to their summer nesting grounds somewhere in 4/5(2). This book has everything- a mystery, a valiant search, a happy ending. It is the story of the search for the nesting site of the whooping crane.

It took 17 years to find the site, the discovery of which assures the world that this site will not be destroyed and insures that these birds may survive the impact of an ever growing human population.4/5(2). Get this from a library.

The hunt for the whooping cranes: a natural history detective story. [J J McCoy] -- An account of the long search by naturalists and conservationists for the nesting grounds of these beautiful birds.

Grades 6 and up. People shot Whooping Cranes for the millinery trade, trophy hunting, museum collections, sustenance and recreation. Today, those of us who work in conservation would like to think that we are past the period where people would shoot Whooping Cranes, but sadly this is not so – most recently in Julya man shot a Whooping Crane on private.

The Hunt for the Whooping Cranes Hardcover – June 1 by J.J. McCoy (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" 4/5(1). J.J. McCoy is the author of The Hunt for the Whooping Cranes ( avg rating, 6 ratings, 1 review, published ), The Plight Of The Whales ( avg r /5(5).

Why is the Whooping Crane Endangered. While several factors have contributed to the current status of Whooping Cranes, the primary reasons are habitat loss and past rampant, unregulated hunting for their meat and feathers.

Whooping Cranes live in wetlands and the success of Whooping Crane populations depend on the health of wetland ecosystems. The whooping crane (Grus americana), the tallest North American bird, is an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound.

Along with the sandhill crane, it is one of only two crane species found in North whooping crane's lifespan is estimated to be 22 to 24 years in the wild. After being pushed to the brink of extinction by unregulated hunting and loss of habitat to just Class: Aves.

A future where Whooping Crane populations are safe and secure in the wild is possible, but we need your help. If you give a whoop (and we know you do!) click here to join thousands of others who are making a difference for Whooping Cranes. Click here to learn more (for kids – and adults too!).

The behavioral characteristics and habitat needs of sandhill and whooping cranes set the stage for conflict between these birds and people. hunt for small animals in wet meadows and pastures. Get this from a library. The hunt for the whooping cranes: a natural history detective story.

[J J McCoy]. Whooping cranes are one of the rarest bird species in North America. Whooping cranes are protected in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Because some of their habitat is federally protected, the land is managed to preserve the animals.

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At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # GI3N Preface: After having read Kathleen Kaska’s book, “The Man Who Save the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story”, I needed to know more about this man who, if it hadn’t been for his dedication and perseverance, there probably wouldn’t be whooping cranes today.

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First Sightings Reported Near Rockport. AUSTIN – With the first sightings last week of iconic, endangered whooping cranes along the Texas coast, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding Texans to be on the lookout for these impressive birds as they move through the state.All whooping cranes alive today ( in the wild + in captivity = as of August [Stehn ]) are descendants of the small remnant flock in Texas in winter Although that population increased to by winter (Stehn and Haralson-Strobel ), several factors, especially human development and long-term water issues.