Sand Hill Cranes Movements

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In 2009-2011, USGS used data collected from portable marine radar units to study the foraging movements of sandhill cranes in wind energy development areas.  These data are being used in conjunction with remotely sensed crop information, elevation, and weather data to aid the FWS with the evaluation of wind power development proposals along the Lake Erie coastline in Ohio where potential near-shore and offshore wind power development may provide obstacles to migration.