Whooping Crane Whooping Crane

November 6, 2001
Day 21

Good to Go TWO in a Row!

Courtesy OM

For the first time on this migration, the birds flew two days in a row. The cranes winged another 43 miles today, landing in Jennings County, Indiana on stop number 8 for the migration. They flew 1 hour and 40 minutes. Frost on the aircraft wings made for a late departure, and SE headwinds of 5-8 mph slowed their flight.

A few days ago your journaling question asked how you thought Joe and Deke knew the birds were getting tired while flying. Look back at your notes, and then hear Joe's answer:

Audio Clip
Listen for four signs that tell pilots the birds are getting tired.
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Try This! Journaling Questions

  • What are four signs that tell the pilots the birds are getting tired in the air?
  • What personality clues have you gathered so far about the birds? Add your clues to those above and create personality profiles in your journal for the birds on this historic migration.
  • What is the total distance the birds have covered in the migration so far? How many miles to go?

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Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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