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Endangered whooping cranes to fly through Oklahoma

Endangered whooping cranes to fly through Oklahoma
Posted at 1:11 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 14:11:47-04

A federally endangered bird in the United States will be making its way through Oklahoma soon, KFOR reports.

Whooping cranes are typically seen in the state from mid-October through November.

“Whooping cranes are a federally endangered bird, with slightly more than 500 birds in the entire wild flock,” said Matt Fullerton, endangered species biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “A majority of those birds will pass through Oklahoma on their return flight from Canada to South Texas.”

Oklahoma wildlife officials are asking residents to help them track the bird's migration. Residents can report sightings here.

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