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Whooping cranes feed near Webber


April 16, 2020

Saturday morning, Rob Unruh, of Kansas Game and Parks, called The Superior Express, his wife, Joan, had spotted a pair of whooping cranes on the Bob Brown pond just to the northwest of Webber.

The entire population of whopping cranes migrate through in the Central Flyway. Their 2,500 mile journey takes them through Kansas and Nebraska. Since the Central Flyway is shaped like an hourglass which narrows in this area. Local residents occasionally get to see whooping cranes, but they still are a rare sight.

They winter near the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas and travel to their...

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