Whooping Crane Grus americana


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Beilfuss, R. 2013. Water for Whoopers is water for all. ICF Bugle 39(2): 1-2.

Belaire, J. A.; Kreakie, B. J.; Keitt, T.; Minor, E. 2014. Predicting and Mapping Potential Whooping Crane Stopover Habitat to Guide Site Selection for Wind Energy Projects. Conserv. Biol. 28: 541-550.

Boyce, M.S.; Lele, S. R.; Johns, B.W. 2005. Whooping crane recruitment enhanced by egg removal. Biological Conservation 126: 395-401.

Butler, M. J.; Harrell, W. 2016. Whooping Crane Survey Results: Winter 2015–2016. Available at: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_2/NWRS/Zone_1/Aransas-Matagorda_Island_Complex/Aransas/Sections/What_We_Do/Science/Whooping_Crane_Updates_2013/WHCR%20Update%20Winter%202015-2016.pdf.

Butler, M. J.; Metzger, K. L.; Harris, G. 2014. Whooping crane demographic responses to winter drought focus conservation strategies. Biol. Conserv. 179: 72-85.

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Department of Wildlife and Fisheries State of Louisiana. 2017. Population Update. Available at: http://wlf.louisiana.gov/blog-post/population-update. (Accessed: 25/01/2017).

Folk, M. J.; Dellinger, T. A.; Leone, E. H. 2013. Is Male-biased Collision Mortality of Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) in Florida Associated with Flock Behavior? Waterbirds 36(2): 214-219.

Glenn, T. G.; Stephan, W.; Braun, M. J. 1999. Effects of a population bottleneck on Whooping Crane mitochondrial DNA variation. Conservation Biology 13: 1097-1107.

Harrell, W.; Bidwell, M. 2015. Report on Whooping Crane Recovery Activities (2014 breeding season-2015 spring migration).

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Lewis, J. C. 1995. Whooping Crane (Grus americana). In: Poole, A.; Gill, F. (ed.), The birds of North America, No. 153, pp. 1-28. The Academy of Natural Sciences, and The American Ornithologists' Union, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

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Meine, C. D. and Archibald, G. W. 1996. The cranes - status survey and conservation action plan. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Gland, Switzerland, and Cambridge, U.K.

Pugesek, B. H.; Baldwin, M. J.; Stehn, T. 2013. The relationship of blue crab abundance to winter mortality of Whooping Cranes. Wilson. J. Ornithol. 125(3): 658-661.

Putnam, M. 2007. Saving the Whooping Crane, one egg at a time. ICF Bugle 33(1): 4-5.

Runge, M. C.; Converse, S. J.; Lyons, J. E. 2011. Which uncertainty? Using expert elicitation and expected value of information to design an adaptive program. Biol. Conserv. 144: 1214-1223.

Stehn, T. and T. Wassenich. 2008. Whooping crane collisions with power lines: an issue paper. 2006 North American Crane Workshop. In press.

Timoney, K. 1999. The habitat of nesting Whooping Cranes. Biological Conservation 89: 189-197.

Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership. 2017. Whooping Crane Update January 1, 2017. Available at: http://www.bringbackthecranes.org/technicaldatabase/projectupdates/2016/01Jan2017.html.

Wright, G. D.; Harner, M. J.; Chambers, J. D. 2014. Unusual wintering distribution and migratory behavior of the Whooping Crane (Grus americana) In 2011–2012. Wilson J. Ornithol. 126(1): 115-120.

Further resources

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Status, Survey and Conservation Action Plan

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Draft Recovery Plan (2005)

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Grus americana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/06/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/06/2019.