Saving Almost Extinct Whooping Cranes in Princeton, WI.
Every autumn an ancient call penetrates the crisp dawn air as juvenile Whooping Cranes take to the skies to make it to their Florida winter home. We get excited every spring when they come back to their summer home of Princeton, Wi at our White River Marsh. Princeton has worked closely with Operation Migration www.operationmigration.org
to ensure that these wonderful creatures arrive safety to Princeton every year. Please check back often as we will be updating you on the Whooping Cranes and where you can best spot them at our White River Marsh.
In January, 2016 the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership decided that the ultralight led migration method which Operation Migration was using up to this point will be ended and replaced with other methods that will hopefully result in more successful reproduction. Although we will miss the once in a lifetime adventure of cranes and planes gracing our Princeton skies, we enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to continue celebrating the return of the magnificent Whooping Crane to Wisconsin. We look forward to seeing YOU, our welcomed visitor, at our annual Whooping Crane Festival where we celebrate this wonderful bird and hope you can join us the second Saturday of September for this fun celebration! Be prepared to have some fun as we offer lectures, artisans faire, silent auction, a taste of Princeton foods and loads of fun kids activities along with limited crane items offered by the Princeton Chamber of Commerce!