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Communal Roosting and Foraging Behavior of Staging Sandhill Cranes


We thank B. Bowen, L. Oring, K. Reinecke, D. Caccamise, G. Lingle, R. Erwin, and an anonymous reviewer for critically reviewing this manuscript; W. Newton, T. Shaffer, G. Pendleton, and D. Smith for statistical assistance; L. Mechlin and C. Shaiffer for their assistance in capturing Sandhill Cranes for telemetry studies; and E. Fritzell, M. Hay, D. Jorde, and W. Norling for assistance in collecting telemetry and time budget data. Appreciation is expressed to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel in Nebraska who aided our study. In particular, we thank C. Frith, former supervisor of the Ecological Services Office at Grand Island, and his staff. We are grateful to Platte River Valley landowners for allowing us access to their properties. We thank the National Audubon Society and, in particular, R. Wicht, former manager of the Lillian Annette Rowe Sanctuary near Gibbon, Nebraska, for assistance.
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