Grounded by Strong Headwinds
Roaring headwinds made it impossible to fly with the birds today, but tomorrow looks more promising. The cranes are cozy in their pen at the stopover site in Green County, WI.
plane doesn't weigh much over 350 pounds. Can you imagine what happens to
such a light plane in gusty winds? The plane needs to fly very steadily so
it won't bump into the cranes flying so close to the wing. Every day the
planes and cranes land safely is a triumph of survival for
these endangered birds. If you've adopted a crane to follow on this year's
(or past years') migrations, how's your
You can keep up on
ALL birds in the new Eastern flock here: Meet the Flock: Hatch Years 2001-2005
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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