Whooping Crane

• Whooping cranes are the tallest birds in North America. They mate for life.
• They stand about 5 feet tall and have long legs and long necks. Their wings stretch to about 7 feet.
• Whooping cranes eat clams, crabs, snails, frogs, and berries.
• Their call sounds like a very loud bugle.
• There is only one wild migratory flock of whooping cranes with about 194 birds.
• Every winter, they fly about 2,700 miles from Canada to Texas.
• During their long flight, young whooping cranes are often killed when they fly into electrical or telephone wires.

Where do they live?
Spring and summer: Canada
Fall and winter: Texas

Why are they endangered?
Collisions with power lines during flight

Ryan Hagerty/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service