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Bison Return
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2015 Migration Overview

A regional biologist told some interested birdwatchers that the cold weather could
delay peak Crane Migration until early April. After some investigation of Sandhill Crane data by the Crane Trust’s Lead Biologist, Andy Caven, it does appear that our numbers are a bit low comparing to recent years for this same time period, but the variability in these numbers from year to year is extremely high. The Crane Trust’s official (river) count for today was 14,200 Sandhill Cranes in one population on three adjacent sandbars surrounded by the river channel, with an additional 1,100 detected off-channel out in the field. This accounts for…

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The Great Migration