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Delineating sandhill crane populations in Minnesota


May 2014 - June 2017


Portions of both he Mid-Continent and Eastern Populations of sandhill cranes breed in Minnesota, but how birds from each population are distributed is not well documented. This project is designed to better understand sandhill crane distribution in Minnesota.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 99

Masters Students: 225

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 658

Scientific Publications: 1872

Presentations: 4186



  • David AndersenCo-Principal Investigator
  • John FiebergCo-Principal Investigator
  • David WolfsonStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Division of Migratory Birds
  • State of Minnesota as recommended by the Legislative-Citizens Commission on Natural Resources


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey