Whooping Crane Whooping Crane

October 24, 2003
Day 9

Waiting Out the Weather

Necedah, WI student measures her arms against a Whooper's wingspan. Try it!
Photo Heather Ray, WCEP
No go today. Heather Ray gives this news: "Depending on which pilot reported wind conditions this morning, it was either good news or bad news. Brooke reported a speed of 32 mph at 400-ft. altitude--not bad. Richard and Joe where both reporting 9-10 knot headwinds resulting in only 18 mph airspeed. This would make the next leg of the trip a flight of more than 2 1/2 hours. We're standing down today, and likely tomorrow too with a weather system moving in this afternoon that we'll have to wait out."

Last Fall (2002)

This Fall (2003)

Map the Migration
Make your own map using the latest migration data

Try This! Activities
  • Compare last year's migration progress with this year's, using the maps above.
  • Create your own crane span measurement (7-8 feet, as seen in the photo above) and stretch your arms wide to see how your arm-spread compares with a Whooping crane's wingspan!

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the

Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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