This morning we got exciting news from ICF’s Anne Lacey that our birds are getting closer to home.

On April 17 number 7-11 roosted near the Mississippi River in Houston County, Minnesota and 4-11 was 34 miles southeast on the Wisconsin River. It seems that whatever navigation aids they use kicked in simultaneously and both of them headed due east from separate locations. 7-11 is now in eastern Marquette County, Wisconsin. That puts her very close to the White River Marsh State Wildlife Area where she started. 4-11 is in southern Columbia County, Wisconsin which is a short distance south of White River and very near to our third migration stopover.

The WCEP tracking team is heading over to the area with receivers to see if they can determine which birds are together. Stay tuned…

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