Sandhill Crane Migration
Check out this 856-mile journey of one crane as it flew from southwest Montana to New Mexico.
In 2019, FWP worked with colleagues from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to capture sandhill cranes in the Paradise and Ruby valleys. Each crane was fitted with a GPS tracker. This collaborative project has yielded insightful data on migration pathways and habitat use along the Pacific Flyway.
Take a look at sandhill crane H26's journey from the Ruby Valley to Albuquerque, N.M. (each blue dot represents a spacial point in time for this bird).