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Common loon migration and winter data: telemetry locations and archival geolocator tag location

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Start Date
2010-11-20
End Date
2011-04-05
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Kenow, K.P., Fara, L.J., Houdek, S.C., Fox, T.J., and Gray, B.R., 2021, Common loon migration and winter data: telemetry locations and archival geolocator tag location: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9UIDEMO.

Summary

Satellite transmitters (Model PTT-100, Microwave Telemetry, Inc) were implanted in 31 adult male (marked during July 2010 and July 2011) and 27 juvenile (marked during August 2014 and August 2015) common loons that were captured on breeding lakes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The satellite transmitters were programmed to transmit on a variable schedule based on the anticipated stage of migration during the loon’s annual cycle. We utilized the most accurate locations per 8-hour transmission period to describe the daily winter location of each adult loon. Spot measurements of water

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COLO archival geolocator location data.csv 2.89 MB text/csv
COLO winter telemetry locations_2010-2016.csv 61.74 KB text/csv

Purpose

Satellite telemetry and archival geolocator tags were used to determine the migration patterns and wintering locations of breeding adult and young of the year juvenile common loons (Gavia immer) captured and marked on lakes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

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