Big, black-and-white birds are easy to see but challenging to identify.
How can you tell which are cranes?
Learn to tell black-and-white birds apart with this handy Whooping Crane Identification Guide.
For a more detailed look at the differences, visit the Whooping Crane Conservation Association YouTube Channel.
Whooping Cranes usually travel and feed in small groups – from one to six birds. They may sometimes travel with Sandhill Cranes, but never as a large flock of Whooping Cranes. If you see a large flock of birds numbering 9 to 99 flying they will not be Whooping Cranes.
The Whooping Crane Conservation Association appreciates Laura Erickson and Journey North for allowing the use of these photographs and text in this guide and video.
Whooping Crane Look-A-Likes
Another resource for Whopper identification come from our friends at Texas Parks & Wildlife…
Review their Texas Whooper Watch – Check List