They got "behind" last year's migration progress at Boone County, Indiana when weather delayed them Nov. 4. But later they made up for lost time and finished in 49 days (compared to 48 days in 2001).
The cranes and planes landed in separate locations on two days, but reunited to fly together again.
Four yearling cranes from last year's ultralight flock beat this year's ultralights and colts to Chassahowitzka, taking just 6 days for their complete migration.
On some days, not all 16 cranes managed to fly. Those who didn't fly had to be driven in ground vehicles. THe record was 9 boxed birds on NOvember 24 when only 3 made the flight successfully!
This year they crossed Georgia in just 3 days. Last year they were stranded there by bad weather on several days.
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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