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Whooping Crane Update – September 16, 2014

Sep 22, 2014

We’ve had exciting news here at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge: four adult whooping cranes arrived about a month ahead of normal early arrival time!

Whooping Crane Update – April 24, 2014

Apr 24, 2014

Whooping crane migration is well underway. A significant portion of the population appears to have made it across the border into Canada.

Whooping Crane Update March 25, 2014

Mar 25, 2014

The trapping team completed this field season with 13 marked birds this winter. This is the last season of capture and marking of whooping cranes in Texas.

2013-2014 Winter Whooping Crane Survey Results

Mar 17, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) 2013-2014 Winter Whooping Crane Survey for the Aransas-Wood Buffalo population estimates there are 304 whooping cranes in the primary survey area.

Whooping Crane Update 12.5.13

Dec 6, 2013

Whooping crane migration is nearly complete, with all of the marked birds having arrived in Texas by early this week.

Whooping Crane Update 11.8.13

Nov 8, 2013

Whooping crane migration is well underway, with reports of birds still in Canada and a few arrivals here at Aransas.

Whooping Crane Update 4.10.13

Apr 22, 2013

Since whooping crane migration is well underway and we expect that most birds will depart the coast over the next couple weeks, this will be the final Whooping Crane Update for the season.

Whooping Crane Update 3.7.2013

Mar 7, 2013

Whooping Cranes on the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. We have preliminary lab results on the whooping crane carcass that refuge staff recovered on Feb. 7, 2013.

Whooping Crane Update 2.15.13

Feb 15, 2013

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel conducted 7 surveys of the primary wintering grounds during December 2012.

Whooping Crane Update 2.7.2013

Feb 11, 2013

Whooping Crane Update from Dr. Wade Harrell, U.S. Whooping Crane Recovery Coordinator.

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