Migrating whooping cranes are now on their way to Texas from North Dakota.

A portion of a population of 500 cranes are crossing the North Dakota state on a 2,500-mile migration from nesting grounds at Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada to wintering grounds in Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

Everyone is advised to leave the whooping cranes alone and not to disturb them but they can record the date, time, location, and the birds’ activities and report the sighting to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The reports can help the biologist monitor and locate the whooping crane’s habitat and determine the population details and migration routes of the said bird.

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