Contact Information

Texas Nature Trackers
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744
(800) 792-1112 ext. 8062


Texas Whooper Watch: How to Report Sightings

If you spot a Whooping Crane, first visit Is it a Whooping Crane? to double-check your identification. Please note as much of the following information as possible:

  1. Date
  2. Time (beginning and ending)
  3. Number of whooping cranes – adult and juvenile
  4. Are any bands present on the legs?
  5. Behavior (feeding, flying, resting, etc.), including any food items observed
  6. Distance you were from the bird(s)
  7. Any binoculars or scopes used
  8. Location
  9. Habitat description
  10. Any other bird species present
  11. Any hazards present

If you still believe it is a Whooping Crane, then submit your observations and any photos to Texas Whooper Watch in one of the following ways:

Download: Whooping Crane Fillable Form
Phone: (512) 389-TXWWW (8999)

Become a Whooper Watcher

If Whooping Cranes remain in an area for an extended period of time, then you can help Texas Whooper Watch by gathering data on Whooping Crane movements and behavior. Texas Whooper Watch will provide you with a behavior checklist and data form. You can also capture behavior information using video cameras and submit the files to Texas Whooper Watch. Simply let us know if you’d like to be a “Whooper Watcher.”

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