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Fall 2014
Target date for departure from Wisconsin September 21
Actual date of departure
October 10
Number of birds on departure date
Number of birds surviving fall migration  
Date migration ends  
Total days of fall migration  

Number of actual flight days (progress made)

Total miles flown  
Days on Wintering Grounds  
Number of birds before spring migration  
Number of birds surviving spring 2015 migration  


  • Instead of following the aircraft to Stop #2 from Stop #1, the young cranes turned back to their training ground pen site. This was the first-ever time this happened since the aircraft-led migrations began in 2001.





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