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Tracking sandhill crane migration from Saskatchewan to the Gulf Coast

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Tracking sandhill crane migration from Saskatchewan to the Gulf Coast; 2001; Book chapter; Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop; Hjertaas, D.G.; Ellis, D.H.; Johns, B. W.; Moon, S.L.

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Four adult sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis rowani) were captured in east-central Saskatchewan, equipped with transmitters, and tracked by satellite to determine if their migration routes and wintering areas would allow their use as guide birds to establish a new migratory flock of whooping cranes (G. americana). Two birds captured near Yorkton died or their transmitters were lost before migration. Two adults from the Overflowing River moved to staging areas in southern Saskatchewan in September. By 29 September, Crane A left Saskatchewan and moved to North Dakota where it remained until late October. By 21 December, it arrived a few km inland from the Gulf Coast near McFaddin, Texas, 3,378 km from its capture location. It remained [...]

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