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?
Ryan Hagerty/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Collisions with power lines during flight