Whooping Cranes

Peter Mathieson, in his book, Birds of Heaven, made the comment that one “one way to grasp the main perspectives of environment
and biodiversity is to understand the origins and precious nature of a single living form” (Mathieson, xv). Following that advice, I’ve taken up an interest in whooping cranes and am seeking to learn all that I can them in terms of their life, habitat, and conservation efforts to save them. In addition, I’m hoping to visit various places in this country where those efforts are ongoing and write about them in the future. In the meantime, I ran across this really nice video from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service that highlights their graceful beauty and sonorous bugling.



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  1. Concordia Theology » Whooping Cranes Says:


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  2. Chester McConnell Says:


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    It was good to read your message and learn of your quest to follow the recommendation of Peter Mathieson, in his book, Birds of Heaven. Peter advises that, “one way to grasp the main perspectives of environment and biodiversity is to understand the origins and precious nature of a single living form” (Mathieson, xv). Well Peter is certainly correct but his suggestion will certainly lead you to even greater levels of knowledge than you may preceive. Our environment is likened to a huge spider web. When you pull on one stran of the web all other strands move. So as you study whooping cranes, you will learn about many other species, all of which are necessary parts of the web of life. Because of your interest in whoopers, I refer you to our web page devoted entirely to them. It is: http://www.whoopingcrane.com . During your quest, we invite you to submit articles and photos for our web page so others can learn what you do. Chester McConnell, Whooping Crane Conservation Association

  3. arandc Says:


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    Thank you very much for your comment. You are quite correct about learning of other species as well in connection with whooping cranes. Fwiw, I’m delighted to be a member of the whooping crane association as of this year and find the site to be very helpful. Lots of good posts recently! Since I took an interest in them, I have visited ICF and read the Audubon reports by Allen among other

  4. Michael Nielsen Says:


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    Dr. Arand,

    I am now a pastor in Necedah, WI. I had you for one of the Confessions classes at the Seminary. Until this year we had a whooping crane festival out of the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. However they moved part of the whooping cranes to Horicon Marshes in Wisconsin. There is much to learn about these birds.

  5. arandc Says:


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    Thanks for the note! Hope all is well.


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