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Spatial data for estimating whooping crane migration corridor

January 23, 2018

The whooping crane (Grus americana) is a bird species in North America currently protected under federal endangered species legislation in the United States and Canada. The only self-sustaining and wild population of whooping cranes nests in and around Wood Buffalo National Park near the provincial border of Northwest Territories and Alberta, Canada. Cranes 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 support efforts to delineate a migration corridor 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 Spatial data for estimating whooping crane migration corridor
DOI 10.5066/F75B01NJ
Authors Aaron T Pearse, David A Brandt, Matt Rabbe, Mark T. Bidwell
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center