In 2009 researchers began placing satellite transmitters on Whooping Cranes in the Wood Buffalo/Aransas population. In total, 68 Whoopers were tracked and followed.
Since 2012, a partnership including the Crane Trust, the USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center and the Platte River Recovery and Implementation Program initiated a research project nicknamed the ‘Stopover Project,’ because it was designed to study the habitat used by Whooping Cranes during their migrations.
The goal of the international, multi-partner project was to track the wild Whoopers and in doing so learn what was needed to further their conservation along their migratory flyway.
The results of the study can be found here.