Migration Day 41
you see the 3 whoopers spotted from the air yesterday by
tracker Sara Zimorski?
Many migrating sandhills joined them at roost time.
Weather conditions this morning were such that the pilots didn't even go up for
a test flight! The migration is stalled again at 644.4 miles. Meanwhile, tracker Sara
in a small plane over Indiana yesterday. She was looking for migrating whoopers,
and the photo shows what she found!
This is Sara's
#401, #407 and
their first solo migration to Florida. These birds left Necedah NWR in late August
Minnesota. Thhey were last seen there on Nov. 9. Now we know they are migrating!
Getting Ready at Hiwassee
crew of great volunteers is hard at work at the migration's next
Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. They are fixing and cleaning up the
pen and the pilots' runway area. The migration
has many friends (like YOU and these volunteers) along the route.
The team will be thankful for them tomorrow—Thankgsiving Day
Day in October.)
our map or make your own with this migration data.
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a Migration Journal
night the team finally got their ultralights moved
to a hangar, a large building where
can be inside. How is this a help to the pilots, who must
take off very early in the morning after a night of
From the air, how does Sara know she found #401, #407 and
#408? (See more about tracking
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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