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Observation of sandhill cranes' (<i>Grus canadensis</i>) flight behavior in heavy fog

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Kirsch, E.M., Wellik, M.J., Suarez, M., Diehl, R.H., Lutes, J., Woyczik, W., Krapfl, J., Sojda, R. 2015. Observation of Sandhill Cranes’ (Grus canadensis) Flight Behavior in Heavy Fog. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. Vol. 127(2):281-288. DOI:10.1676/wils-127-02-281-288.1.

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The behaviors of birds flying in low visibility conditions remain poorly understood. We had the opportunity to monitor Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) flying in heavy fog with very low visibility during a comprehensive landscape use study of refuging cranes in the Horicon Marsh in southeastern Wisconsin. As part of the study, we recorded flight patterns of cranes with a portable marine radar at various locations and times of day, and visually counted cranes as they departed the roost in the morning. We compared flight patterns during a fog event with those recorded during clear conditions. In good visibility, cranes usually departed the night roost shortly after sunrise and flew in relatively straight paths toward foraging areas. [...]

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