Whooping Crane Whooping Crane

November 14, 2001
Day 29

Hello, Georgia!

A Tennessee Sky!

Six cranes lifted off from Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge in Meigs County, TN today and crossed another state border. They landed in Gordon County, Georgia after flying 1 hour and 45 minutes. Today's flight covered 67.2 miles. Once again, the crane conspiracy ruled and one bird dropped out. Bill picked it up and took it in the rest of the flight--50 miles. Two birds flew on Deke's wing and three birds flew on Joe's wing.

If you can spare some pennies, the migration could use them. The weather delays have meant a longer migration and extra expenses. Thanks to a generous friend to Operation Migration, each and every dollar raised between now and the final landing day in Florida will be matched in order to help raise necessary funds. No amount is too small. If you can send $1.00, it will become $2.00. Your generosity helps pay for expenses like these:

  • $15 buys one 50-lb. bag of crane chow.
  • $32 pays for 5000 mealworms for Robo-crane to dispense.
  • $20 fills the fuel tank of one ultralight aircraft, or approximately three hours of flight time.

Click here for more information and postal mailing addresses for your contributions. Thanks for helping to help the cranes!

Try This! Journaling Question

  • What makes a good stopover site for an ultralight-led migration? Write your answer in your journal, then see how it compares with pilot Joe Duff's answer.

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