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Texas Whooping Crane Watchers Needed

Chris Merkord

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From the Birding Community E-bulletin, November 2013:


This is the time of year when Endangered Whooping Cranes start appearing at their wintering area at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the Texas Coast. On occasion, stray Whooping Cranes have also spent the winter elsewhere in Texas or even in Oklahoma.


This wintering behavior of Whooping Cranes has changed somewhat over the past couple of years. In fact, in April of last year, we reported on this phenomenon, when at least 16 cranes from the regular Aransas-Wood Buffalo National Park population spent at least part of the winter outside their typical coastal areas:

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