This adult male, tagged Feb. 10, 2018, in Kidder County, ND, by Matt Solensky of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Northern Prairie Research Center, is at least five years old. His transmitter was funded by generous donations from the public, and he was named for a nearby town. Pettibone migrated north in April 2018 to Banks Island in the western Canadian Arctic, where he established a small territory suggesting he may have been provisioning a nest. He migrated south in October and reestablished cell contact Nov. 7 in central Saskatchewan.

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