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

Observer

kucycads

Date

January 30, 2016

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Description

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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fm5050

Date

January 18, 2016 03:24 PM EST

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Description

With Sandhill Cranes. Known wintering area for reintroduced birds.

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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ordoneznikki

Date

the past

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Description

Rockport whooping crane tour

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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nycticorax

Date

January 18, 2016 04:24 PM EST

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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philipwoodscc

Date

January 9, 2016

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Description

Pair of Whopping Cranes feeding just below Heron Flats trail. they were there most of the day. One

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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rebecca_atx

Date

February 22, 2015 10:40 AM CST

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Description

I think we saw 8 or 9 individuals in the 4 hours we were out.

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

rebecca_atx

Date

February 22, 2015 10:27 AM CST

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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rebecca_atx

Date

February 22, 2015 09:22 AM CST

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

greglasley

Date

December 21, 2015

Place

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Description

In early November, I took @robberfly, @kueda, and @maractwin to this location where a family group of Whooping Cranes sometimes hangs out in a field near a pond. Unfortunately on that occasion all we had were Sandhill Cranes. Today my wife and I had three Whoopers here. The birds started calling which was quite the thrill. Photos from probably 250 meters but still great fun to see these birds onshore like this.

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What

Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

mbthomas

Date

December 10, 2015 10:07 AM CST

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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scottbuckel

Date

January 19, 2014

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

taogirl

Date

November 16, 2015

Place

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Description

unfortunately could only see them from the road

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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.