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Species at Risk

Whooping Crane

Grús americána

How can I help?

  • Be a good steward of your land, and support the efforts of organizations who help protect the environment. Try to reduce your ecological footprint.
  • Learn more about whooping cranes through reading or on the Internet.
  • If you visit Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada, you can learn about whooping cranes on the Wetlands Interpretive Trail and at the Visitor Reception Centre in Fort Smith which features exhibits, publications, and videos.

Whooping crane resting in tall grass in Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada.
After spending winter along the coasts of Texas, Whooping cranes start leaving Aransas in early April and begin arriving in Wood Buffalo three to four weeks later.
© Parks Canada / R.D. Muir (15) / 1974