12 miles west of Vernon Texas. Wilbarger county. I send you a picture of the crane
very rare Nueces county record
with Sandhill Cranes
Observed a lone whooping crane with a large flock of Sandhill Cranes feeding in a plowed field on County Road 435 between Thrall and Thorndale, Texas approximately 1 mile from the intersection of County Road 435 and U.S. 79. The sighting was at 5:34 p.m.
Observed one adult whooping crane with a large flock of Sandhill Cranes on County Road 435 between Thrall and Thorndale Texas. They were feeding in a plowed corn field at 5:35 p.m.
Juvenile Whooping Crane #69-16 spotted at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge Complex amoung several Sandhill Cranes.
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, WI
10 August 2013
Pair and one juvenile
4 adults flying in a southwesterly direction at about 200 ft altitude. Heard a single call. Black on wingtips only. Extended legs and neck.
The whooping crane (Grus americana), the tallest North American bird, is an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound. In 2003, there were about 153 pairs of whooping cranes. Along with the sandhill crane, it is one of only two crane species found in North America. The whooping crane's lifespan is estimated to be 22 to 24 years in the wild. After being pushed to the brink of extinction by unregulated hunting and loss of...