Christmas Bird Count

Reports of two whooping crane sightings have these birders on a mission

Whooping cranes are among the world’s most endangered birds, with only about 600 alive.GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two endangered whooping cranes have bird enthusiasts searching all over north Florida for a glimpse of the rare, elusive birds. The Gainesville Sun reports that the Alachua Audubon Society is holding its Christmas Bird Count on Sunday, and that participants are especially looking for…