January 7, 2010: Migration Day 76
Onward to Georgia!
Heather Ray, Operation Migration
double leg! Are you jumping for joy? GO CRANES! Richard
launched at 7:35 this morning and all 20 birds rose to follow — all
the way into Georgia
and the second and final stop in that state! They are closing in
on the finish line and the team will be bustling in preparation.
(See our questions, below.) We'll be back later today with more details
about today's approximately 116-mile flight. They have now reached
1,039 miles gone!
good flying conditions continue,
on what day could they cross into
Florida? What happens at the first
Florida stopover? (TIP: See Data.)
on Data to
see that they'll soon reach the
staging area (migration
gathering area) in Jefferson County,
This is where the team will split
the Class of 2009 into two groups
of ten birds each. Why?
Think about the number of birds now in the Eastern flock. Think about crane behavior,
which is territorial both on the
nesting grounds and the wintering
grounds. Fnd out more:
Goes Where? Dividing the Flock.
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).