Columbia is an adult female captured in January 2020 near Madison Audubon’s Goose Pond Sanctuary in Arlington, WI, with support from Madison Audubon. She migrated north in April, spending the summer of 2020 on Prince of Wales Island in the central Canadian Arctic before migrating south. She first checked in Nov. 12, 2020, in Manitoba, and then moved to southeastern Saskatchewan, eventually wintering in northern Iowa. She migrated north in April 2021, and checked in again Nov. 25, 2021, in southwestern Manitoba, after which she wintered in western Minnesota and eastern North Dakota in 2021-22 before migrating north in April 2022 and summering on Prince of Wales Island in the central Canadian Arctic. She checked in again Nov. 15, 2022, following her now-typical route south through southwestern Manitoba.

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