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Characterization of whooping crane migrations and stopover sites used in the Central Flyway, 2010-2016

October 8, 2019

These data were developed to support an effort to characterize migration strategies in the U.S. Great Plains and Canadian Prairies and to explore sources of heterogeneity in their migration strategy, including space use, timing, and performance. Data come from locations and other information related to 58 marked Whooping Cranes (Grus americana) from 2010-2016. These data represent basic information about migrations of marked whooping cranes, including dates of initiation and termination of migration, time in migration, distance of migration, number of stopover sites used, and other metrics. Also included are data related to individual sites used by whooping cranes during migration.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2019
Title Characterization of whooping crane migrations and stopover sites used in the Central Flyway, 2010-2016
DOI 10.5066/P9NRAY6F
Authors Aaron T Pearse, David A Brandt, Mark T Bidwell, Kristine L Metzger, Mary J Harner, David M Baasch, Wade Harrell
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center