Black Crowned Crane
Black-necked Crane
Blue Crane
Brolga Crane
Demoiselle Crane
Eurasian Crane
Grey Crowned Crane
Hooded Crane
Red-crowned Crane
Sandhill Crane
Sarus Crane
Siberian Crane
Wattled Crane
White-naped Crane
Whooping Crane
Conservation Status
Conservation Status

Based on IUCN Red List

Black Crowned CraneBlack-necked CraneBlue CraneBrolga CraneDemoiselle CraneEurasian CraneGrey Crowned CraneHooded Crane
Red-crowned CraneSandhill CraneSarus CraneSiberian CraneWattled CraneWhite-naped CraneWhooping Crane

Species Field Guide

The World of Cranes

Truly global citizens, the world's 15 species of cranes range freely over five continents and migrate across deserts, mountains, frozen tundra, and the borders of hundreds of nations. As such, they are ambassadors for peace among diverse peoples, who unite in efforts to save the elegant birds, and for the preservation of their fragile wetland and grassland homes and migratory staging grounds. Because of development and habitat loss, many species that once thrived in much broader ranges, including the Red-crowned, Black-crowned, and White-naped Cranes, are now restricted to fragments of protected land in parks, sanctuaries, even demilitarized zones between hostile nations.