A flock of whooping cranes who are being guided by an aircraft on their way to Florida have arrived in Kentucky. The endangered birds began a migration in early October from a wildlife area in Wisconsin. The Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership reports that the cranes have entered Union County. It is the 13th group of birds that have been involved in a project that is working to reintroduce the species in eastern North America. The birds are following two ultralight aircraft on a journey through Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia to reach their wintering habitat at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in the Gulf Coast. The birds can be viewed on a live webcam at ustream.tv/migratingcranes.
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