Whooping Crane Whooping Crane

November 27, 2004
Migration Day 49

Gales Ground Migration
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The team is going nowhere today, no thanks to strong headwinds. It's 37 degrees and overcast in Walker County Georgia. The migration is at 746.4 statute miles and holding. Everyone can probably use a rest after yesterday's stress, especially crane #412 after his marathon flight over TN and GA.

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Try This! Journaling Questions
  • How do you think whoopers stay so dazzling white when they muck around in marshes? You can watch a whooper take a bath! [Real Media Player URL:]
    Also see our video viewing guide. It helps you know what to watch for.
  • What do you suppose was on the mind of #412 yesterday when he dropped back as though tired, then flew 160 miles all by himself before landing? Imagine you are #412. Write, draw, or tell a little travelogue of your day. What did you see? How did you feel? Where were you going? Why did you turn back after flying 60 miles south? Did you wonder where your flockmates were?

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

Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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