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The area around Port Aransas, TX, is the wintering ground of one of the most endangered species of bird in the world, and certainly the most endangered species in North America. By 1941, over-hunting and habitat loss had caused the total population of this species to decline to a mere 21 wild and 2 captive birds. 60 years later, intense conservation efforts helped get the population up to a still tenuous 430 plus wild and 160 plus captive birds. The name of this species is the (fill in the “blank”) Whooping “blank”.