October 10, 2006: Migration Day 6
being stuck at Stopover #1 for 4 days, the birds were
able to take to the air this morning! They flew to stopover #2—another
18 miles farther into Juneau
County, WI. Joe
led 16 birds and Brooke led two (604 and 606).
When #618 dropped out of Joe's lineup, Chris
scooped him up. Find
out what happened to #618—and how he became the first
bird to be boxed and driven part of the distance to Stopover
flew at an altitude of 600 feet and—hooray—made
it over the interstate highway with no problem. The ultralights
and birds flew into headwinds of 6 mph today. (Hear
Joe explain headwinds and tailwinds.)
Journal Question: Look
back to read about the very first flock of ultralight-led
chicks trying to cross the interstate in 2001. So
far, how many reasons have you learned for migration delays?
List them, with other reasons you predict might happen ahead.
Migration in Motion
This year's migration
adventures are being featured on a special page on National Geographic's
web site (click here).
Money for the Cranes? Read how one classroom
is trying to help! (Many more
have followed their great example!)
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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