Migration reports and sources, part 2

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Migration reports and sources, part 2
Allen, Robert Porter
State Game & Fish Department, Bismarck, N. D.
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Whooping crane ( LCSH )
Birds -- Florida ( LCSH )
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1 STATE GAME & FISH DEPARTMENT Bismarck, N. D. Keports of the sightings of birds believed to be Whooping Cranes received by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department during the spring of 1960. Many other reports were received, but definitely were not whoopers. 4-?-60: Andrew Pfeifer, Goodrich, saw five whooping cranes, about 5:30 p. m., flying in a NW direction, at about 100 feet. "Could easily be described with long neck outstretched and feet trailing, with black wingtips. First time I saw birds like that." 4-6-60: Report in Tioga Tribune. "Two low-flying whooping cranes were sighted morning, two miles north of Tioga. Flying NW with a group of gray sandhill cranes, although somewhat apart from the gray birds. Christ Hemsing them all white .bird, quite large, with black wingtips." 4-11-60: Mrs. Jesse Tschabold, Box 151, Park River, saw two big, white birds in a. m., flying above a big slough "just beside our house did not land anyplace had black tips on their wings and their long necks were stretched way out in flight didn't notice legs but looked like they had a black patch beneath their tail." 4-?-60: Report from warden Ray Buck, St. John, "Fred Botz, of Cando, saw 5 whooping cranes this week on his farm SE of Cando, said he watched them a long time with field glasses." Reported 4-15-60. 4-14-6o: Burton Bruins, Arnegard, "on Thursday, April 14th, about 5:00 I saw five whooping cranes flying low over our place. They seemed to be looking for a place to feed or for some water kept flying north 3 miles north of Arnegard." 4-16-60: Clarence A. Larsen, Box 1, Agate, saw two whooping cranes at 2:00 o'clock. my brother George, Donald and Bill and I were standing outside when we heard a flock of cranes --looking up we saw 19 sandhill cranes and flying several hundred feet higher were two large, white whoopers. I secured field glasses and noticed their color, size and flight NW direction." 4-17-6o: Phone call from employee Eldon Brady, Spiritwood Lake. Four whooping cranes observed by Leslie Huebner, Montpelier, at8:00 a. m., 12 miles west of Jamestown, flying NW direction. 4-17-6o: Phone call from warden Carl Rich, McClusky. Two whoopin g cranes seen by J. O. Thorson at 9:30 a. m., flying over town going north. 4-17-6o: Report from employee Albert Nelson, Valley City. "Saw five whooping cranes over Lake Metigoshe (in Turtle Mountains) today." 4-l9-6o: Myron Rau, Denhoff, reports, "I saw two whooping cranes on Tuesday night about 7:30 about north of McClusky, flying southeast flying low and I got a good look at them." 4-20-60: Mrs. Emil Heinle, Hebron, reports, on April 20th, 8:00 a. m., we saw one lonely whooping crane winging its way in a westward direction from our farm located 13 miles SW of Hebron." 4-21-6o: by WDAY-TV news bureau. "Mrs. George Maxner, Fargo, called newsroo:nnabout noon to report a single {l). whooping crane flying NW over Fargo." 4-21-6o: Phone call from warden Ken McKeague, Kenmare. Two cranes sighted of 4-20-6o and morning of 4-21-6o, 3 ffiiles south, 2 miles west of Coulee. by refuge manager Homer Bradley and Dr. Gamble. evening Verified


whooping crane reports (cont.) -t Walter Koenig, Wimbledon, reports three whooping cranes seen 7:30 a. m., flying NW, 2 miles south of Wimbledon. 4-22-60: Mrs. P. R. Nelson, Jamestown reports, "saw four whooping cranes fly over our house." 4-22-60: Alfred Daley, Park River reports, saw three whooping cranes yesterday at 10:00 a. m., flying real low over my house. They were big, white birds black wingtips and flyingNW. I live 10 miles west of Grafton, 7 miles east of Park River." 4-23-6o: Forrest Welsh, Garrison, reports, "I believe I saw 9 whooping cranes today noon, about 5 miles north of Garrison otravelling west of north." 4-23-60: Otto Kinn, Benedict, reports, "At 10:00 a. m. today sighted 9 whooping cranes flying NW, about 200 feet high 5 miles from Washburn." 4-23-6o: Associated Press release -"Six whooping cranes reported flying westward over Grand Forks Air Base. Sgt. Andrew Helmar (Portland, Ore.) and Sgt. Earl Rasmusson (Detroit, Mich.) spotted birds 8:00 a. m. Rasmusson, who has been stationed at different bases in the U. s., said he had seen whooping cranes in other parts of the country and was positive.o.they were 'whoopers'". 4-23-6o: Stanley Danielson, Tuttle, reported "five whooping cranes li miles west and 3/4 mile south of Tuttle, standing in Soil Bank land." 4-24-6o: Sterling Krone, Jamestowm, reported seven whooping cranes fly by the airport at 8:45 a. m. 4-25-6o: Charles Engdahl, Burleigh County (sec. 4, Gibbs Twp) saw four whooping cranes flying NE. 4-25-6o: Theodore Pfennig, Beulah, reported, saw 8 whooping cranes in Beaver Creek fishing area, 22 miles NW of Beulah flying." 4-?-60: Walter Johnson, Courtenay, sighted 6 whoopers last week in April. 4-18-60: Tony Pederson, Alexander, reported two w hooping cranes on his farm. windy day they came in flying low and lit on dam stayed there all day, but were gone next morning. There were two of them. Large white bird around 30 inches high, all white except the tips of their wings, which were black. One fed around the dam, and out in the field while the other kept watch, and when it was through, the first feeder stood watch while the second one fed." 4-29-60: Oliver Marshall, Emerado, reported two whooping cranes, flying north, 2 miles west and 3 miles south from Emerado. 4-30-6o: Mrs. Gus Boettcher, Wishek reported, "Yesterday I saw what I believe was whooping cranes going over our house here in Wishek. Two large white birds with black wing tips. They uttered sharp shrill cries as they flew and were headed in a NW direction. These birds were not geese nor pelicans." 5-2-60: Edward Kaseman, Wishek, reported seeing 8 whooping cranes at 8:00 a. m., 12 miles SW of Wishek, travelling NW. Compiled by: John Hewston, chief Public Relations Division


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