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Spatial data for estimating whooping crane migration corridor

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Start Date
1942
End Date
2016

Citation

Pearse, A.T., Brandt, D.A., Rabbe, Matt, and Bidwell, M.T., 2018, Spatial data for estimating whooping crane migration corridor: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F75B01NJ.

Summary

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 [...]

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WHCR_spatial_data_migration_corridor.xml
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Purpose

Delineate a migration corridor that varies in size and shape using available information on whooping crane locations during migration.

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