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First Whooping Crane Hatches at Smithsonian Zoo

Jun 30, 2022

In the News – May and June 2022

Our monthly summary of media stories highlighting our global programs. From Texas to Fort Smith, conservation photographer documents Whooping Crane migration, CBC News How I turned passion for design and wildlife… Continue reading In the News – May and June 2022

A Whooping Crane in a spring wetland in Wisconsin.

Jun 29, 2022

Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update June 2022

Update: As of June 29, 2022, there are five Whooping Crane chicks in the Eastern Migratory Population: W1-22 with 12-11/5-11 W11- 22 with 9-05/13-03 W12-22 with 13-02/24-08 W13-22 with W1-06/W10-15… Continue reading Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update June 2022

Whooping Crane in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.

May 04, 2022

Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update May 2022

Below is the most recent update for the Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes. Nesting season in Wisconsin is in full swing! A huge thank you to the staff of… Continue reading Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update May 2022

Isthmus article 'No mere bird'

Apr 25, 2022

In the News – March and April 2022

Our monthly summary of media stories highlighting our global programs. Why we oppose Sandhill Crane hunt, The County Today ‘No mere bird’ A Sandhill Crane hunt is not a good look… Continue reading In the News – March and April 2022

Red-crowned Crane exhibit at Cranes of the World at the International Crane Foundation

Apr 21, 2022

Cranes of the World Opens May 1 With Steps Taken to Protect Rare, Endangered Cranes From Avian Influenza

Media contact: Pamela Seelman, Marketing Communications Director, International Crane Foundation, 608-356-9462 ext. 120. Cranes of the World at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin, opens for the season on Sunday, May… Continue reading Cranes of the World Opens May 1 With Steps Taken to Protect Rare, Endangered Cranes From Avian Influenza

Three Whooping Cranes forage in an early spring wetland.

Apr 13, 2022

Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update April 2022

Below is the most recent update for the Eastern Migratory Population of Whooping Cranes. In the last month, Whooping Cranes have returned to Wisconsin, and some have started nesting! A… Continue reading Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update April 2022

Mar 18, 2022

Sandhill Cranes, Crop Depredation and Hunting in Wisconsin

A bill is currently under consideration in the Wisconsin State Assembly to create a hunting season for Sandhill Cranes in Wisconsin.

Whooping Cranes in flight

Mar 11, 2022

Whooping Cranes in the Eastern Population – The Journey North


Migration is defined as the seasonal movement of animals from one region to another, and for our eastern population of Whooping Cranes, their migration typically occurs between late February and April.

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Mar 10, 2022

Whooping Crane Eastern Population Update – March 2022

In the last month, most Whooping Cranes have stayed on their wintering grounds, while some have started to head back north.

Mar 07, 2022

In the News – February 2022

Our monthly summary of media stories highlighting our global programs.