Field Fun Friday

This is a Critically Endangered species whose entire worldwide population was reduced to 21 wild and 2 captive birds in 1941. Since then, Whooping Cranes have made a slow steady recovery both in Alberta’s wild breeding population in Wood Buffalo National Park, and in a few reintroduced populations breeding in the United States. As of 2015 there were 603 whoopers worldwide, including 279 that migrate between northern Alberta and wintering grounds in Texas.