Whooping Cranes flyover set for Lowndes County Tuesday morning

Published 5:56 pm Monday, January 11, 2016

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By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
Operation Migration – an aircaft guided migration flyover by Whooping Cranes in the Black Belt will be over Lowndes County early Tuesday morning.
The cranes are expected to fly out of Lowndes county at 912 Alabama Highway 97, a bout a mile north of Hayneville on Jan. 12.
Mike Perrin of Alabama Black Belt Adventures said, “Birders and other nature lovers should get up early to get a chance to see a flyover of some majestic Whooping Crane as they make their way through Alabama’s Black Belt on their way to their winter home in Florida.”
He said the cranes would be led by a pilot in an ultra light plane, weather permitting with the last stop being in Pike County.
Perrin said the cranes left Green Lake County, Wisc. on Sept. 1 and are headed to st. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in the Florida Panhandle.

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