Quivira’s whooping crane numbers up to 14

11/08/2012 4:59 PM

11/08/2012 4:59 PM

It is a good day for birding.

Fourteen whooping cranes were spotted at the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday evening. The majority of the whoopers were seen in the refuge’s area of the Big Salt Marsh and Wildlife Drive; four were seen on the north end of the Little Salt Marsh.

“If that weren’t enough, amongst the scattered flocks literally all around the Big Salt Marsh area, there was a Snow Bunting along the Wildlife Drive near the overlook spotting scope,” wrote Barry Jones, visitor services specialist at the refuge, in an e-mail to a Listserv of Kansas birders.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the discussion

is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service