How Fast Did They Fly?

Here are #716, 717, 721, 724 and 726 at their first migration stopover.
How fast did they fly? Read below for what you need to know:

On March 26 these crane-kids roosted in a flooded area of a small agricultural field in Tennessee. They had flown approximately 7 hours and were about 220 miles from their starting point in Florida. How fast did they fly?

In this photo, tracker Anna watched them preen and forage as the sun rose on March 27. By 10:30 the fog lifted. the wind picked up and the five birds migrated approximately 280 miles further in the next 8.5 hours. How fast did they fly?

Photo Anna Fasoli, ICF Tracking Crew Chief

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).