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January 1, 2009: Migration Day 66
Chris took this photo of the birds upon their
arrival in Chilton County, Alabama on December 30.
Chris Gullikson, Operation
Winds are straight out of the south, so the cranes
and planes will spend New Years Day in Chilton County, AL.
year January 1 was Migration Day 70.
It was the first time ever for the migration
to last through December and go into
a whole new year. Why do you think the
ultralight-led migrations have lasted
longer with each passing year? Consider
the big topics of environmental concern
you put together your thoughts.
(b-for-bonus) Yesterday we told you where the rest of
the new Eastern flock ended the
year. Do you think it's (1) unusual
or (2) normal for the birds
to be at these locations? See
map if you are curious
about the range
of Whooping cranes in Eastern
North America before they all
disappeared in this area over
a century ago.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).