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Results of the first ultralight-led sandhill crane migration in eastern North America

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Results of the first ultralight-led sandhill crane migration in eastern North America; 2001; Book chapter; Proceedings of the Eighth North American Crane Workshop; Duff, J.W.; Lishman, W.A.; Clark, D.A.; Gee, G. F.; Ellis, D.H.

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In 1997, we led 8 sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) south from Ontario, Canada by ultralight aircraft to a wintering area near Warrenton, Virginia, an area without a wild population. Six others were transported south in a trailer in hopes they would return north with those that flew. The migration was 863 km long, included 14 stops, and took 21 days to complete. All 13 surviving birds were wintered together. In March 1998, the surviving 7 'aircraft-led' birds departed the wintering site. The following day, 6 of the 7 were reported on the south shore of Lake Ontario. The flock then moved around the western tip of Lake Ontario. On 5 April 1998, we used 2 aircraft to lead the birds 104 km directly east to the rearing area. The flock soon [...]

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