Ground Team Again In Winnebago County, IL
It's clear and sunny, but the strong gusts of winds make it too dangerous to fly. They're stuck at stop 6 in Winnebago County, IL for one more day. The birds may be let out of the pen for some exercise.
Meanwhile, something NEW is about to happen for the Eastern flock. Four whooping crane chicks were left behind when the 20 chicks and ultralights began migration on October 24. Like #418 last year, these chicks are "pioneers." They are the first group to be released by another technique to teach them a migration route. The technique is called Direct Autumn Release (DAR). Read more about the DAR chicks. Then watch for our news about their first journey south, which could begin any day now!
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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