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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: 2

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 98



  • 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


Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Minnesota
  5. Wildlife Management Institute