Meet the Class of 2013 Whooping Cranes
Hatch-year 2013 of the Eastern Flock

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2013 DAR crane Hawkeye
Photo: Intl. Crane Fdn.
Hawkeye (DAR)
Date Hatched May 27, 2013
Gender Female
Left Leg Right Leg


Personality and Training: How did she get the name Hawkeye? ICF staff used the theme of TV sitcoms or sitcom characters when they named the new chicks. (A change in the numbering system is under discussion.) Hawkeye is named after Captain Ben "Hawkeye" Pierce of the old TV show M*A*S*H. She is a skilled tadpole and dragonfly hunter.

Hawkeye and the other DAR chicks were costume reared and then transported to Horicon Wildlfe Refuge for release on September 3, 2013. There they will (experts hope) mingle with other wild Whooping cranes and Sandhill cranes—and follow them to learn the flock's southward migration route.



2013 DAR crane Hawkeye
Image: Intl. Crane Foundation
Last updated: 9/5/2013

pt 27. They were released at Horicon NWR on Oct 24, 2013.

Hawkeye's radio transmitter and metal federal leg band were recovered on the Horicon National Wildlife Refuge on December 4, and her death likely occurred on November or 30 or December 1.

2013 DAR crane Hawkeye
Image: Intl. Crane Foundation
Dar cranes at Horicon Regufe after release
Last updated: 12/18/2013