In the Wild with Greg Wagner

WHERE’S BAILEY? by Greg Wagner

Joel Jorgensen of our Game and Parks wildlife division writes … 

Hi all: 

The May 2010 issue of NEBRASKAland featured an article, by graduate student Cory Gregory , about Long-billed Curlews. The article highlighted an ongoing research project that NGPC, along with several key partners, is engaged. Here is a link to NEBRASKAland Magazine: 

You may remember that a (minor) component of the research project is the tracking of two adult female Long-billed Curlews using satellite transmitters. One satellite transmitter continues to function, after more than a year of wear and tear. 


On Friday, June 11th, our Long-billed Curlew, named “Bailey”, was in the Sandhills of Garden County. Yesterday, Bailey was on the Gulf Coast 35 miles north of the Rio Grande and Mexico. Bailey has traveled over 1,100 miles in five days and has re-defined what we formerly considered the beginning of “fall” migration. 

Additional details can be found on the project website at: 



Joel Jorgensen | Nongame Bird Program Manager 

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission 

2200 N. 33rd St. | Lincoln, NE, 68503 | 402.471.5440 

See you out there, not wondering where Bailey is! 

Photo of Bailey courtesy of Cory Gregory (ISU).


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