Dear friends,

Here is a good information from our friend Dr. Yuri Darman of Russia:

>I've just return from long travel along Amur river - I saw more than thousand of hooded crane at Zeya Bureya Plain!! Totally about 3000 hooded spend september here now. They realyy changed their stopover from Dauria to Amurskaya province

>Best wishes
>Yuri Darman, Ph.D., Director
>WWF Russia, Far Eastern Branch

On 7 October 2003, 3 White-naped Cranes (2 adults and 1 immature) were seen
at Izumi, Japan. This is the first record of this season.
Do you have other information of Hooded Cranes in your country?
Best wishes,
Simba Chan
Flyway Officer
North East Asian Crane Site Network