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Whooping Cranes will soon pass through south Georgia

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An annual migration of endangered whooping cranes will pass through south Georgia soon.      Each year since 2001, Operation Migration has escorted the big birds from Wisconsin to their winter home in Florida.     

It's been kind of a slow trip this year.The cranes are in Pike County, Alabama now, and should pass through Georgia over the next couple of days. Organizers say it's an important conservation effort.  

"It's just a conservation, one time there were 15 birds left in the world and just part of a conservation to reestablish a bird that was important," said Dale Richter, Operation Migration.   

You can track the whooping cranes journey from your computer by visiting http://www.ustream.tv/migratingcranes

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