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Annual movements of Pacific Flyway Lesser Sandhill Cranes summering near Homer, Alaska

Migration of Sandhill Cranes
About the data

The data for this migration is updated daily to show the most recent locations of birds. Each bird is represented by a different colored dot and line. Each dot represents a location for a particular bird and lines connect successive locations. The numbers on the dots refer to the accuracy of the locations (see map legend). You can zoom in on any part of the image in the map to see the quality and date of each location. Click on a point location for information on the identification of the bird, time since the previous location, and distance moved from the previous location. Please note that these data have yet to be fully processed and analyzed. This means that many locations and track speeds will be somewhat different in the final analysis. The data was created using the Douglas Argos-Filter Algorithm v7.04k3 and then passed to google maps.

Click on the globe to download the kmz file. Get the KMZ file for the latest spring migration of Sandhill Cranes
Click the above link or globe image to download the kmz file for viewing in the alternative full Google Earth application. (Note: you must have Google Earth installed on your computer).
An ESRI map with Point Data should be displayed here.
 

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