Habitat loss caused by conversion of wetlands and grasslands to agricultural fields, coupled with unregulated hunting and specimen collection, devastated whooping crane
Endangered whooping cranes
also use the river (along with its adjacent wet meadows) as a rest stop during their migration north from Texas each spring.
In 1975, the first whooping crane
reintroduction attempt was made in Idaho.
Aransas Refuge researchers noted an increase in whooping crane
Observed prey included one Carolina anolis (Anoils carolinensis), apparently constituting the first observation of predation on a lizard by a whooping crane
concerning a surface water-dependent species like the whooping crane
Acknowledgments: We especially thank members of the Whooping Crane
Tracking Partnership for logistics and personnel involved in the safe capture of the wild cranes, as well as the staff and administration of Wood Buffalo National Park and the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge for their support.
We captured this potential effect by including whether a whooping crane
pair had previous chick-rearing experience.
Report, Nature Conservancy and the Platte River Whooping Crane
Critical Habitat Maintenance Trust, Alda, NE.
As a smart, tough, charismatic adventurer without a college degree, Allen fell in love with birds, went to work for the Audubon Society, and saved the whooping crane
The whooping crane
is North America's tallest bird, standing more than 1.
White captures the intense eye of a vulture, the arched neck of a whooping crane
and the wobbly knees of a newborn bison with great dignity and grace.