Winds Persist (+0
November 9, 2010: Migration Day 31
Photo Operation Migration
south winds have not changed, grounding the frustrated team.
They arrived in in Piatt County, Illinois three
ago, and now we can see that takeoff on Operation Migration's video.
To view, go back to the November
6 report. Meanwhile at the flock's Wisconsin
summer home, tracker
Eva announced the banding codes for the 2010 Direct Autumn Release (DAR)
youngsters. Nine are still on the refuge, enjoying the recent unusually
warm weather. The wild whoopers of the Western Flock are strung
out in Canada and their U.S. flyway states. A few crane
groups have been lingering at the same stopover site for
10 days or more! But the weather is soon changing, and the
migrations will too. Stay tuned!
for Operation Migration today and every day until Dec.
31 in the Pepsi
Refresh Challenge. You'll be helping them keep helping cranes!
the Classroom: Journal or
which states do the crane kids
in the new Eastern Flock pass
on their migration? Through which
states to the wild cranes in
the Western Flock pass
their migration? Why was the
new eastern flock established
in a separate location from the
main flock? This
page can help
with the answers.
out the bands
for the Direct Autumn Release
color do DAR birds wear that
is NOT a color for the ultralight-led
birds? Which young DAR cranes
wear PTTs (satellite
to the VHF radio transmitters?
Usually only females get the
PTTs because they wander more
than the males. Is that true
for the Class of 2010 DAR birds?
What might go into the decisions
about PTTs? This page can
North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in
cooperation with the Whooping
Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).