Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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    • Grus americana
  • Spanish
    • Grulla blanca
  • English
    • Whooping Crane
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • WHCR

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What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

gpstewart

Date

February 25, 2012 04:32 PM CST

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No photos or sounds

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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corbanhemphill

Date

January 6, 2006

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Square

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

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rwp84

Date

March 29, 1993

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No photos or sounds

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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john11

Date

March 31, 2004

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

greglasley

Date

February 26, 2014

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Description

These two Whoopers were spotted from the side of Hwy 35 in Aransas Co., where they were visiting a corn feeder set out for deer. This is something that is becoming more common to see whereas 10+ years ago these birds rarely, if ever, left the coastal marshes. The population increase in the species may be causing some of the birds to investigate new foraging opportunities.

Photos / Sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

greglasley

Date

February 25, 2014

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Description

Whooping Cranes
with Sandhill Cranes
Goose Island,
Aransas Co., Texas
25 Feb 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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ricklaughlin

Date

February 21, 2014 05:52 AM CST

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Photos / Sounds

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

greglasley

Date

February 19, 2014

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Description

This family group (two adults, one juvenile) of Whoopers was discovered by Chuck Sexton Feb. 18, 2014 at Granger Lake, Williamson Co., Texas, about 25 miles north of Austin. I went out there with Chuck this morning to try to get some images since one of the adults was color banded and we wanted to be able to provide USFWS with the band information for possible individual recognition. We could get no closer than perhaps 1/3 of a mile from the birds but with 1000 mm of telephoto I got some useable images. A few years ago several Whoopers, perhaps some of these same birds, spend much of the winter at this same location.

Photos / Sounds

What

whooping crane Grus americana

Observer

mikaelb

Date

February 5, 2014 09:59 AM CST

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Description

Yeah, Whooping Cranes in the front yard, no big deal...

Photos / Sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

December 31, 2013

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Photos / Sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

dgovoni

Date

November 11, 2013 10:33 AM EST

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Description

WHCR Whooping Crane, Grus americana (Linnaeus, 1758). Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Aransas Co., Texas, USA (TX-13-10). Photo by David L. Govoni ©2013

Cornell: www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Whooping_Crane/id
EOL: eol.org/pages/1049271/overview
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whooping_Crane
ICF: www.savingcranes.org/whooping-crane.html
TP&W: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/species/whooper/

Photos / Sounds

What

whooping crane Grus americana

Observer

kjhurme

Date

January 8, 2014 11:20 AM EST

Place

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Description

Sequence of the pair taking off. We found it interesting how they communicate by puffing up their necks and leaning forward before they take off in unison. Very cool!

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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Conservation Summary

Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.