whooping crane


A flock of whooping cranes being guided by an aircraft on the way to Florida has arrived in Union County.

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 Kentucky.

It is the 13th group of birds involved in a project to reintroduce the species in eastern North America.


Kentucky wildlife officials say they’ve spotted endangered whooping cranes in Henderson and Hopkins counties. The sightings were at the Sloughs Wildlife Management Area and along the Pond River.