The 1997 project began with the hatching of the crane eggs in the spring. The baby cranes imprinted on Kent while at the research center in Maryland. After a few weeks of growth, they were transported to Idaho where they learned to follow Kent and after several months to fly with him.
Beginning in mid October, four whooping cranes and eight sandhill cranes will begin their first migration south for the winter lead by Kent Clegg in his Dragonfly ultralight airplane. Stay tuned to these pages for a day-by-day update on the 1997 migration.