November 28, 2006: Migration Day 55
now the 6th day
of waiting to climb up and over Tennessee's Cumberland Ridge. Raindrops
are falling on the ground. Headwinds at
25 mph winds are gusting at 3,000 feet.
When will they get to Florida? See the graph below to see what students
Black's class predict!
Whooping Cranes Make Headlines!
- The new
Eastern flock is making
headlines in such faraway places as Dubai,United Arab Emirates.
NOTE: What correction will
you make to this sentence from that article?
"One of the first whooping crane chicks hatched in the wild
in more than
with its parents from a refuge." If you are stumped,
read on and you'll know the edit needed:
the only truly wild flock left (the Western flock), there's
GREAT news: A record 224 whooping cranes, including 42 chicks, has
arrived at their winter home on the Texas Gulf Coast, and more of
the endangered white birds were seen en route in Kansas. Their arrival
would boost the Aransas-Wood Buffalo flock to 232 — the most
EVER! Last year's peak population was 220, then a record. The 42
chicks at Aransas also mark an all-time high, surpassing the previous
record of 34 in 2004. Six sets of twins surpass
the previous high of four chick pairs in 1958. Whooping crane counts
at the Texas winter home have been conducted since 1938.
What's YOUR prediction for the new flock's arrival at their final
stop in Florida? (See the Migration
Comparison Chart for previous
arrival dates. Is your chart updated?)
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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