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From the Field Webinars

You are invited to our monthly From the Field Webinar series on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Central Time. Click here to view the library of past webinars.

To learn more about sponsoring a webinar, please contact Kate Fitzwilliams at 608-617-6002.

Whooping Crane with a coyote in the background
Dr. Tran Triet/International Crane Foundation

Predator Occupancy on the Breeding Ground of the Whooping Crane Eastern Migratory Population

Thursday, March 14, 11 a.m. Central Time

Despite over 20 years of reintroduction efforts, the Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes faces challenges with low recruitment due to low rates of chicks surviving to independence. Predation is one of the primary causes of mortality for crane chicks. This presentation will cover Nicole Gordon’s master’s thesis research assessing the presence and diversity of potential mammalian predator species in relation to Whooping Crane chick-rearing areas and chick survival.