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The high-tech means to track and study birds are filling in the picture of fall migration.
October 13, 2016 | Minnesota Star Tribune | Published News | Lisa Meyers McClintick

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Photo: Steve Barardi via Flickr

Like the movement of a school of fish, a flock of blackbirds flew in waves above bronzed fields as sunset neared. An open window let in the squawky honks of Canada geese flying in Vs over trees. Cranes and egrets gathered in grasses and near wetlands, feasting before the seasonal liftoff and journeys south.

Signs of migration can be seen across Minnesota’s rural landscapes every fall, but new technologies and expanding research are raising the wow-factor.

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