Staging Area! (+ 43 Miles)
The Class of 2008 was in the air after a picture-perfect launch at 7:58 EDT and Chris led them across the Florida border! We are jumping with joy and excitement! They landed at the staging area in Jefferson County, Florida. This is where the flock will be divided into two groups to finish their first journey south. With another good-weather flying day tomorrow, the migration will be finished for the seven birds headed to their winter home at St. Marks NWR. (see Journal Question below).
If you are lucky enough to be near, come for the celebration! Operation Migration has posted this map and directions, and you're invited to welcome the St. Marks Seven as they arrive on the next flyable day.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).