First confirmed sighting of Whooping Cranes in British Columbia

Brian Johns,1,5 Victor Bopp,2 Elsie Stanley,3 and Jack Bowling4

1 Canadian Wildlife Service, 115 Perimeter Road, Saskatoon, Sask. S7N 0X4; e-mail: Brian.Johns@EC.GC.CA
2 1677 Emmet Avenue, Prince George, B.C. V2L 4N9
3 Box 56, McBride, B.C. V0J 2E0
4 9330 Giscome Road, Prince George, B.C. V2N 6V3
5 Corresponding Author

Abstract: Two Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) that were observed along the Fraser River between Prince George and McBride in 2003, between June 30 and August 28, represent the first confirmed occurrence in the province.

Key words: British Columbia, extralimital occurrence, Whooping Crane, Grus americana

PDFicon Johns, B., V. Bopp, E. Stanley, and J. Bowling. 2008. First confirmed sighting of Whooping Cranes in British Columbia. British Columbia Birds 18:27-29.


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