November 9, 2007: Migration Day 28
After crossing the state line into Indiana and skipping over one
stop, the pilots and 15 birds landed safely in Boone County, IN.
They flew just over 2 hours! It was a long trip with some bumpy air,
and two birds (#733 and
finished the trip in the tracking
van (see details on their updated life story pages).
History/Today's Journal Question:
does today's location compare to last year's on this date?
bonus) How many days were they stalled at the Boone county stopover
Math: Work It!
miles has the migration traveled so far? On how many days have they
the Texas wintering grounds of the wild whooper cousins, Tom Stehn
reports 181 adults + 30 chicks = 211 total Whooping Cranes at Aransas
NWR on November 8th. What kind of weather helped them? Look for
the answer in the rest of Tom's report: "A
strong cold front that lowered temperatures throughout the flyway
really got the cranes moving south," said Tom. "I estimate
about 80% of the flock has completed the migration. Between
30 and 50 whooping cranes are presumably still en route to Aransas.
I expect more cranes to arrive at Aransas on November 14-15 with
a Pacific front forecast to reach the Texas coast late on November
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).