Hoosier Whooping Cranes
January 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join Danielle Williams, Whooping Crane Outreach Program Assistant for Indiana for the International Crane Foundation (ICF), for an informative program about Whooping Cranes in Indiana.
Did you know the tallest birds in North America winter right here in Indiana? Historically, this was not always the case. In this program, Danielle will discuss how the Whooping Crane made its amazing comeback from fewer than 20 individuals in the 1940s to over 800 today. Learn about the creative methods used to bring Whooping Cranes back to the eastern United States, the ongoing challenges associated with this effort, and what the ICF is doing to help these cranes right here in Indiana.
Danielle graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Biology before earning her M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State.
In 2018 ABAS supplied a grant to the ICF to help promote Whooping Crane Awareness in Indiana. The ICF also received a Birdathon grant in 2018.