Globally Critically Imperiled (G1) (Source: NatureServe)

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  • French
    • grue blanche
  • Scientific Names
    • Grus americana
  • Spanish
    • Grulla blanca
  • English
    • Whooping Crane
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • WHCR

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

rehb

Date

April 19, 2015 06:10 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Three Whooping Cranes flying northward, high above the house.

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No photos or sounds

What

Whooping crane Grus americana

Observer

nancie87

Date

April 12, 2015 12:36 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

We saw one last year. And heard one in March.

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No photos or sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

tchristensen

Date

March 28, 2015

Place

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Description

Individuals in captive breeding program - I'm sure this won't count, but too cool not to post.

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No photos or sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

miwasatoshi

Date

January 9, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

mseenc

Date

March 8, 2015 09:56 AM CDT

Place

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Description

Weather: 54, 100% cloudy, rain (mild/light), 10mph NE. 7 crane flock intermixed with white ibis. Most preeing, 3 more fly and join flock. Vocalization

Photos / Sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

gpstewart

Date

February 27, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Single crane observed with no accompanying sandhills. Location was from bridge on 971. First observed feeding in dried grassy area to west of the channel then it took flight and flew into the water as shown where it continued to feed for over an hour. This bird has been in this area since 2/16. In early Jan there were several sightings of a single bird about 5 miles south of this location.

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What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

wonder_al

Date

September 26, 2009 03:31 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

International Crane Foundation, Wisconsin

Photos / Sounds

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What

whooping crane Grus americana

Observer

lisalundgren9

Date

January 18, 2015

Place

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Description

Got to see a Whooping Crane at "Sandhill Station" this morning! What a great experience!
I added my sighting to the Whooping Crane Observation site here: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/whoopingcrane/sightings/sightingform.cfm

Photos / Sounds

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What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

kucycads

Date

January 4, 2015

Place

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Photos / Sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

blubayou

Date

January 2, 2015 01:31 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Heavy overcast/light rain. Temp in the 30s. No leg bands.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

February 18, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Apparently the first detection of this family group this winter at Granger Lake. Also photographed by Greg Lasley on Feb. 19; one of the adults was banded.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

gpstewart

Date

February 8, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

This is group of Whooping Cranes which were observed several times in winter of 2012-2013 near the Granger Dam in eastern Williamson Co, TX. On this occasion there were in a grassy field with about 100 sandhill cranes. This was first occasion that I had seen 7 of the cranes together.

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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

  • Globally
    Critically imperiled (G1) (Source: NatureServe)
    Critically Imperiled. One self-sustaining population nests in Canada, winters primarily along the Texas coast; two additional reintroduced populations (one migrates Wisconsin-Florida, one nonmigratory in Florida); historically much more widespread; total wild population in 2006 was 338; with about 135 in captive flocks; numbers increasing; problems include habitat degradation, low productivity associated with drought, and mortality from collisions with powerlines along lengthy migratory route.
    endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.