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

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

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Recent observations

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What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

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gbudyk

Date

May 10, 2006 07:52 AM CDT

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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martin-hall

Date

January 14, 2017 11:25 AM HST

Description

Zion, 69-16, Female

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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martin-hall

Date

January 11, 2017 02:06 PM HST

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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greglasley

Date

February 20, 2001 09:16 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Whooping Cranes
20 February 2001
Aransas NWR, Texas
image scanned from 35mm slide

Photos / Sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

txlorax

Date

January 6, 2017 04:32 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

We ran into someone who told us they were there two days earlier. Sure enough they were still there.

Photos / Sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

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mikaelb

Date

December 13, 2016 03:25 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Taken near the Goose Island State Park Big Tree area.

Photos / Sounds

What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

gcwarbler

Date

December 28, 2011 08:48 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This family of three WHCR was first detected in early December and subsequently spent the winter on Granger Lake, ph. here on Dec. 28. The last image shows them--far away--foraging in one of their favored exposed mudflats off of the Sore Finger peninsula at Granger.

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No photos or sounds

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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rostamam

Date

December 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST

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No photos or sounds

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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rostamam

Date

December 16, 2011 12:00 AM EST

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No photos or sounds

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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rostamam

Date

December 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST

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No photos or sounds

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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rostamam

Date

December 16, 2011 12:00 AM EST

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

mako252

Date

December 10, 2016 10:50 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)
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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
    Endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    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.
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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