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Whooping Crane Sighting Report Form

Oklahoma's Wildlife Diversity Program is tracking federally endangered whooping cranes as they migrate through the state. Complete the following report to help our biologists document where these unusual birds occur.

How to identify a whooping crane

Whooping Crane Field Guide

USFWS Species Profile

About The Observer

Observer Name

Observer Address

About the Sighting

How many adults were observed?

How many juveniles were observed?

How many individuals of unknown age were observed?

How far was the observer from the birds?
Were binoculars or a scope used?
Were any bands or tags observed?

Please describe the physical features of the bird.

Describe the bird(s) activity when observed (ex. perched, running, flying, sunning, etc.)

Describe the bird(s) apparent condition (ex. good, fair, poor, injured, etc.)

When/Where was the Sighting?

When was the Sighting?

In which county was the bird observed?

Please provide as much detail on the location the bird(s) was observed.
  • Provide the estimated distance and direction to the nearest town.
  • Describe the habitat at the location of the sighting and in the area surrounding that location.
  • If possible, please provide the legal description.
  • If possible, please provide the GPS location.

Additional Info

We love to hear about your wildlife sightings! Feel free to share any additional information or attach photographs!

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5 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif jpg jpeg png.
Upload up to three images of your sighting.

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