Whooping Crane


(Grus americana)

Brought back from the brink of extinction by diligent conservation efforts, the Whooping Crane remains one of North America’s rarest birds with only 400 – 500 living individuals. They migrate between northern Canada and the southern US, with the largest wintering population found in the Aransas Bay area of Texas’ gulf coast. Adults are white with red on the face and crown and yellow eyes, juveniles are brown and white.

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