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A Record-breaking Day (+0 Miles)
December 16, 2007: Migration Day 65

The Cumberland Ridge is 12 miles south of where the birds have been grounded the last 10 days. That distance gives the pilots time to slowly climb and lead the birds high enough to clear the biggest obstacle on this migration path. Joe's photo helps you see why he said, "We tried to fly up each valley [Dec. 15], but they all dead-ended.
Photo Joe Duff, Operation Migration


What kind of record do you NOT want to break? Answer: the record for number of down-days in a row. That happened today, day 10 on the ground in Cumberland County, Tennessee. Today's wind-driven sleet makes flying impossible, but don't give up! Liz of Operation Migration tell us, "This system should move through quickly today, leaving behind still-cold temps and favorable winds for Monday [tomorrow]. . .If the forecast holds, we’ll be tackling 'The Beast' tomorrow." Come back to see what happens!

 

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In the Classroom
Today's Journal Question:
Why do you think cold temperatures are not as much of a problem as the sleet? After you write your thoughts, learn more. Joe helps you understand: Why is Cool Air Best?


 



Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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