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The whooping crane (Grus americana), the tallest North American bird, is an endangered crane species named for its whooping sound. 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.


What is the whooping cranes niche? ... If we haven't looked at the situation the way we did the whooping crane would probally be extinct by now. There are about 500 whooping cranes left in the ...


What is the whooping crane niche in the community? ... The steps to saving the Whooping crane is to open your eyes and pick up any litter you might see on the ground, because whooping cranes might ...


2 Photo of Whooping Cranes by Brian Small Suggested citation: Moore, D., Lacy, A. Hutchins, M. and Parr, M. 2017. Whooping Crane Migration Stopover Habitat Assessment Tool for Wind Energy and Power Line Development.


The Whooping Crane is the tallest bird in North America and one of the most awe-inspiring, with its snowy white plumage, crimson cap, bugling call, and graceful courtship dance. It's also among our rarest birds and a testament to the tenacity and creativity of conservation biologists. The species declined to around 20 birds in the 1940s but, through captive breeding, wetland management, and an...


A future where Whooping Crane populations are safe and secure in the wild is possible, but we need your help! If you give a whoop (and we know you do!) click here to join thousands of others who are making a difference for Whooping Cranes. Click here to learn more (for kids – and adults too!)


U.S.FWS Species profile for the Whooping crane (Grus americana) including information about species listing status, federal register publications, recovery, critical habitat, conservation planning, petitions, and life history


Whooping cranes nearly vanished in the mid-20th century, with a 1941 count finding only 16 living birds. Since then, these endangered animals have taken a step back from the brink of extinction ...


Whooping cranes are still endangered, but there is reason to be hopeful. Innovative scientists, like those from the International Whooping Crane Recovery Team, are thinking of new ways to protect this fragile species and make sure the story of the whooping crane does not end on a tragic note.