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 – Final Update 8/8/19
Our naming theme this year is Game of Thrones.
Eggs laid: 13
Fertile: 4 – 1 transferred to Milwaukee County Zoo and has hatched!
Chicks! – 8 costumed-reared for release in Louisiana: Nymeria, Wilding, Viserion, Sir Davos, Bravos, Kit, Martin and Sansa; 2 parent-reared for release in Wisconsin: Balerion and Arya
Also 2 Hooded Crane chicks: Hodor and Gilly
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 were transferred to our partners at the Freeport-McMoran Audubon Species Survival Center in Louisiana.
Wild Whooping Crane nests and chicks in Wisconsin – 9/3/19
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! – 3
12/5-11 – 1 chick – W1-19, female – Has fledged!
12-03/12-05 – 1 chick – W14-19, female – Has fledged!
9-05/13-03 – 1 chick – W19-19
Current active nests: 0