Wild Bird Rescue - Whooping Crane

by Betty Bardswich
(Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island, Ontario)

Whooping Crane

Whooping Crane

We are heartbroken here on Manitoulin Island to learn that someone shot and killed a two-year-old whooping crane.

The federal government has stepped in to assist with the investigation and we pray that the person who committed this monstrous act will be caught.

Hi Betty

Thank you for sharing this with me. I too am heartbroken by this news and hope the federal agency involved will be able to bring justice to this situation.

Please keep me informed if you hear how this situation is developing.

I have just added a section to the bottom of my page on Wild Bird Rescue where visitors can share their experiences with wild birds in trouble. Would you give me permission to add your story? May I use your first name and location with the story?

Thanks again for contacting me!

Hi Judy

I will be kept up to to date on what is happening as I write for both newspapers here on Manitoulin Island and this will be followed for sure. So I can get the information on to you.

I am also a member of the Nature Club and this week’s Expositor had a letter to the editor about the killing by our president.

As well, environmentalist Jan McQuay has written to both newspaper editor.

We are sickened by this.

If you Google The Expositor, you will be able to read the article.

Also, from day one, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has been involved in looking for the individual who did this.

I love wildbirdscoop!


If anyone is interested in following this tragic story, here are two links to articles published by Betty's newspaper.

Public Assistance Sought In Whooping Crane Shooting

CRIME STOPPERS: Whooping Crane shot on Barrie Island deemed special case by federal government.

Information About the Whooping Crane Rehabilitation Project:
Whooping Crane Restoration

General Information About Whooping Cranes From The Cornell Lab Of Ornithology:
Whooping Crane Information

More Wild Bird Rescue Stories

How to Care for Baby Birds? “Mom (Robin) was feeding babies constantly or when she wasn't she was right near the garage. I haven't seen her in there in over 2 days. What should I do?”

Birds Hitting Windows Most people who feed wild birds will unfortunately experience birds flying into their windows from time to time. It is a very distressing occurrence and one that can be avoided. Let’s find out how.

I Have a Rescued Bird. Now What? Last week, I rescued a nestling infront of our house. I waited for awhile for its parents to come back but it didn't. Now what?

  1. Home
  2. Wild Bird Rescue
  3. Whooping Crane - Past Rescue

Click here to post comments

Join in by asking a question or sharing a story. It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Wild Bird Rescue.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Sign Up For
Wild Bird Scoop News
& Receive
The 7 Must Do's To Help Backyard Birds Each Month


Get The Bonus 7 Part Series

Hummingbirds "The Jewelled Warriors"

When You Sign Up For
"Tips & How To's"

Was this information helpful?  

Please let me know what you think of this page

or to add some information of your own click here.

Thank You for Visiting
Please Make This Site Your
Guide to Backyard Wild Birds