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The First Family
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June 22, 2006 was a day to celebrate! The first wild Whooping crane chicks of the eastern migratory flock were discovered. They hatched to parents #211 and #217. We've been waiting for this day since 2001 when the new Eastern flock of Whooping cranes got started. With luck, these tiny chicks will survive and fly south with their parents in fall, 2006.

Photo, Richard Urbanek, Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership