A perfect flying day! All 18 birds stayed with lead pilot Brooke the whole 1 hour and 31 minues to Adair County, Kentucky. After landing, Chris and Brooke led the birds away while Joe and Richard set up the travel pen. Charlie arrived to help. Soon the birds were penned and all the pilots flew off to park their trikes at a nearby residence. Ready for tomorrow.
Also on the move are the flock's cousins who flew with the ultralights when they were chicks. A record total of 28 Whooping cranes in the new flock began migration on November 19, including the First Family! Now just 12 whoopers (5 pairs and 2 DAR juveniles) remain at the Wisconsin summer home, and one (#33-05) in Michigan.
In the Classroom
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP). Copyright
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