is Lea with Brian
Johns, now retired, in August 2009 when they were driving
to Fort Smith, near the nesting grounds.
is 1,000 kilometers—three full days of driving—from
their base in Saskatoon. They travel to Fort Smith in order
to fly over the area to survey and count the cranes (and
later the chicks) during nesting season.
the cranes, 1,000 km is about a 3-day flight.