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December 30, 2007: Migration Day 69

"Hey, Mom and Dad. When are we going to get there?"
Photo Mark Chenoweth

The cranes are enjoying a day off in the wetlands of Tennessee's Hiwassee Refuge. Today's winds won't let them add to their 738.3 miles of progress. But this place is so great they may not want to leave! An estimated 15 older Whooping Cranes from the new flock are hanging around too, dawdling on their way to Florida. Why is everyone's journey south taking longer than ever before?


In the Classroom
Today's Journal Question: When has something you've wanted taken a long time to achieve? Did you sometimes want to give up? Tell why it was (or wasn't!) worth waiting for.

Migration History: Take a look at the number of days to complete the migration after leaving Cumberland County, Tennessee in past years. Then make your prediction for the ending date of migration 2007.

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