Hoo-WEE! Skipping a Stop! (+111 Miles)
January 5, 2010: Migration Day 74

Brooke was today's lead pilot.
Photo Heather Ray, Operation Migration


GO CRANES! The pilots and birds got airborne! With good winds helping them along, They skipped right over Walker County and continued to Chilton County, Alabama — for another 111 miles of progress. They've now come 813 miles total. And here's more good news: tomorrow looks favorable for flying. Lowndes County, here they come!



In the Classroom

  • (a) It was so cold this morning that frost formed on the wings as soon as the trikes were out of the hangar. What is frost? Why is it a problem? Our new photo story helps you find the answers.
  • (b-for-bonus) Today's flight was the third attempt to leave Franklin County, Alabama. Why do you think the team doesn't crate the birds and transport them when delays get so long? Think first , then see what pilot Joe Duff says.

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