Largest Britain seabird colony
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How many wild whooping cranes are there? Not enough.
Nearly grazing the treetops, a tiny red plane swoops in dizzying circles over the bogs and forests of Canada's Wood Buffalo National Park. As pilot Jim Bredy banks hard for another pass, he and his two passengers press their faces against the glass, squinting to spot familiar white smudges on the ground—adult whooping cranes—with russet-feathered young in tow. This wil der ness is the summer home of the last wild mi gra tory flock of Earth's most endan gered crane.