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Whooping Crane Eastern Flock
2009 Whooping Crane Chicks on First Fall Migration

Make your own map of the migration! Plot the approximate migration data below on a hand-made map, or purchase this recommended map.

 

Date

County

State

Lat (N)

Long (W)

HOME Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Juneau County

WI

44.15

-90.2

Oct. 16 — 26 Juneau County (partial groups arrived over 7 days in the most unusual start EVER)

WI

43.79

-90.07

Oct. 27—Oct. 31 South Juneau County
WI

43.70

-90.00

Nov.1 — Nov. 2 Sauk County

WI

43.45

-89.95

Nov. 3 — Nov. 4 Green County
WI
42.67
-89.60
Nov. 5 — Nov.14 Winnebago County

IL

42.21

-89.11

Nov.15 — Nov.20 LaSalle County
IL
41.69
-88.53
Nov.20 (16 flew)
Nov.20
(4 flew)
Livingston County
IL
40.91
-88.64
Nov 27 — 29 Piatt County
IL
40.10
-88.73
Nov. 30 — Dec 3 Cumberland County
IL
39.30
-88.48
Skipped Dec. 4 Wayne County
IL
38.41
-88.37
Dec 4 Union County
KY
37.76
-88.12
Skipped Dec. 5 Marshall County
KY
36.17
-88.47
Dec. 5 — 10
Carroll County
KY
35.84
-89.40
Dec. 11 — 16
Hardin County
TN
35.22
-88.27
Dec. 17—Jan. 4 Franklin County
AL
34.50
-87.89
Skipped Jan. 5 Walker County
AL
33.87
-87.35
Jan. 5 Chilton County
AL
33.12
-86.95
Skipped Jan. 6 Lowndes County
AL
32.46
-86.83
Jan. 6 Pike County
AL
31.80
-86.07
Skipped Jan. 7 Clay County
GA
31.50
-85.14
Jan. 7 — 10 Decatur County
GA
30.95
-84.50
Jan. 11 — 18 Jefferson County
(STAGING AREA FOR SPLITTING INTO TWO GROUPS)
FL
30.47
-84.05
Jan. 13

St. Marks NWR
Wakulla County

Pilots then return to Jefferson County STAGING AREA. On next fly day, migration will continue with the birds headed for Chassahowitzka NWR.
FL
30.06
-84.17
Skipped Jan. 18 Madison County
FL
   
Jan. 18 Gilchrist County
FL
29.75
-82.81
Jan. 19 Marion County/Halpata pen (Arrival Flyover!)
FL
29.24
-82.09
Jan. 20 Citrus County: Chassahowitzka NWR
FL
28.68
-82.59

 

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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