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Map of whooping crane migration corridor

February 20, 2018

The whooping crane (Grus americana) is a listed endangered species in North America, protected under federal legislation in the United States and Canada. The only self-sustaining and wild population of Whooping Cranes nests at and near Wood Buffalo National Park near the provincial border of Northwest Territories and Alberta, Canada. Birds from this population migrate through the Great Plains of North America and winter along the Gulf Coast of Texas at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding lands. These data represent migration corridors and precision estimates for this population that can be used for conservation planning activities, including targeting conservation, mitigation, and recovery actions and assessing threats.

Publication Year 2018
Title Map of whooping crane migration corridor
DOI 10.5066/F7FT8K74
Authors Aaron T Pearse, M. Rabbe, Mark T. Bidwell, Lara M. Juliusson, L. Craig-Moore, David A Brandt, W. Harrell
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center