Wrong Way Cranes Escaping Michigan Winter

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Four rare whooping cranes that accidentally ended up in Michigan last summer have started their journey back to Florida.

Three of the cranes have been staying in North Carolina for at least the last week. The fourth is back in Florida.

The four cranes were among seven that apparently lost their way during the migration from Florida to Wisconsin. Three of the birds found their way back to Wisconsin.

The cranes are being monitored by a group dedicated to whooping cranes.

The group says there's no way to tell if the birds will return to Michigan next summer.