A tradition at the International Crane Foundation is to follow our “Egg Scorecard,” which tracks the Whooping Crane eggs from our captive flock and wild nests in Wisconsin.
We’ll be posting updates to our scorecard on our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, so check back often in the coming weeks to view our progress. Click here to learn more about Whooping Cranes.
Whooping Crane eggs laid/chicks hatched at the International Crane Foundation – 5/22/19
Our naming theme this year is Game of Thrones. Stay tuned for some creative names!
Eggs laid: 9
Fertile: 3 – 1 transferred to Milwaukee County Zoo and has hatched! We also have 2 fertile Hooded Crane eggs.
Chicks! – 6 The chick’s names this year are Nymeria, Wilding, Viserion, Bravos, Sir Davos and Kit
Eastern Migratory Population eggs: 17 fertile eggs were transported to our headquarters from nests at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge during black fly emergence on April 21. Five eggs have been transferred to our partners at the Freeport-McMoran Audubon Species Survival Center in Louisiana.
Wild Whooping Crane nests and chicks in Wisconsin – 5/23/19
Note: Each crane is identified by a two-part number (e.g. 12-11), with the second number identifying the hatch year. A “W” indicates that the crane hatched in the wild.
New in 2019! View the Where are the Whoopers interactive map to view the last known location of cranes in the Eastern Migratory Population.
Chicks! – 4
12/5-11 – 1 chick – W1-19
42/24-09 – 1 chick – W2-19
27-14/10-11 – 2 chicks – 1 remaining – W3-19
W3-10/8-04 – 1 chick – W5-19
15-1129-08 – 2 chicks
Current active nests: 10
28-05/2-15 – 2 females