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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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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johnyochum

Date

November 29, 2012 08:14 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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davidsarkozi

Date

February 28, 2015 09:38 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Biggest feeder bird ever

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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skrentnyjeff

Date

December 3, 2011 09:17 AM CST

Description

Whooping Crane (adult) Illinois River at Billsbach Lake near Lacon Marshall County IL December 2012 Jeff Skrentny FB1204 IMG_8377

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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cullin

Date

March 6, 2014 10:35 AM PST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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dpom

Date

September 1, 2016 12:48 PM PDT

Description

Necedeh National Wildlife Refuge is a famous nesting location for this endangered species.

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

Date

June 23, 2016 04:00 PM CDT

Description

Hunting a catfish.

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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psweet

Date

July 15, 2016 12:43 PM CDT

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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juddpatterson

Date

December 15, 2007 03:24 PM EST

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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mako252

Date

March 4, 2015 09:04 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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mako252

Date

November 13, 2015 11:43 AM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

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mako252

Date

February 15, 2016 10:24 PM CST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

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Whooping Crane Grus americana

Observer

kschnei

Date

March 8, 2013 03:31 PM PST

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

Whooping Crane (Grus americana) and Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis), Rockport, Aransas County, Texas - 8 March 2013.

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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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