Whooping Crane Whooping Crane

November 25, 2004
Migration Day 47

Too Windy to Fly
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The team an birds remain in Meigs County, TN at Hiwassee State Wildlife Refuge for the seventh day since arriving.
Today they are standing down due to winds gusting to 25 mph. Heavy rains kept them here over the past two days. How rainy was it? The rain sogged the phone lines, prohibiting any internet connections. It flooded the only road into the camp. Snow this morning in some of the higher elevation areas of Tennessee, but not in the cranes' neighborhood. Tomorrow will likely still be windy.

You Can Help
Each day costs the migration money, whether they travel or not. Heather Ray tells us: "An anonymous donor has agreed to match any/all funds donated while we are in Tennessee, to a maximum of $5000.00. Each day we are down due to weather means an increase to our operating budget of $1000.00."

It's been 7 days since the team arrived at this location. Please consider a small donation to help the cause. Every little bit helps. For example, $15.00 buys a 50-pound bag of crane chow. $32.00 pays for 5000 mealworms for Robo-crane to give out. $30.00 fills the fuel tank of one ultralight airplane, buying about three hours of flight time. contributions can be made online through CanadaHelps.org or mailed to:

Operation Migration, Inc. USA
P.O. Box 868
Buffalo, NY 14207

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Try This! Journaling Questions
  • This is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. (Canada's Thanksgiving Day was in October.) What are YOU thankful for today? What message would you send to the migration team, spending their Thanksgiving Days far from home?

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

Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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