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November 16, 2006: Migration Day 43
No, make that rainy and windy. Anyway, it's no go. But
today Amy from Canada shares how to make this pop-up crane
to keep you busy.
her crane on migration to Journey North crane headquarters, so at least
there's ONE crane migrating today! If you want to track that migrating
paper crane's whereabouts, click
enter this item number: CE 399 359 378 CA
Journal Question: Try some migration math. Chris
tells us that they carry 10 gallons of fuel in the ultralight's
tank. If they fly at 36 mph and burn 3 gallons per
hour, how many miles (with no headwinds or tailwinds) can
they fly on a full tank? How many minutes can they fly
on a tank of gasoline?
219 cranes arrived in Texas! From an airplane
on Nov. 15, Tom Stehn found 169 adults and 39 chicks = 208
a successful migration from the nesting
grounds in Canada. That's 52 new arrivals
since his count on Nov. 8. New arrivals included 4 pairs with “twin”chicks,
and 7 pairs with a single chick. The 39 chicks currently at
Aransas makes an all-time high, surpassing the previous high
of 34 in
2004. Now 6 sets of “twins” are present,
also beating the previous high of 4 sets of twins in 1958.
One more set of twins with parents has been at in northern
Kansas at least through November 15 and 4 adults were in
central Kansas on November 13th. None of these cranes would
have had time to reach Aransas by Tom's Nov. 15th flight, so
they're on their way! The family
group that is stained brown on the legs
and bellies that may have walked into a pond containing an
oily substance was not found on today’s flight and
may not yet have arrived at Aransas.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP). Copyright
2006 Journey North. All Rights Reserved.
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