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Migration Day 57
Miles to Go!
on a roll! For the fourth exciting day in a row, the
Whooping cranes and migration team knocked off more miles. They've now come
1124 miles to
Gilchrist County, FL.—within 70-80 miles of the finish line! Weather
tomorrow is expected to turn against them, so they aren't planning to
fly. Instead they will tend to
final details at the arrival site: Chassahowitzka National Wildlife
Refuge near Homosassa, FL. (See map below.)
A Public Flyover Coming
the waiting public will have a chance to see the magnificent flyers of
hatch year 2004. The earliest date would
be Tuesday, Dec. 7. As always, it all depends on the weather. The Crystal
River Shopping Mall will again be the scene of the public flyover.
It is located on US Hwy #19 at the north end of the town of Crystal
The public is
at 8:00 a.m. on the
located at the northwest entrance to the mall to watch the birds fly the
final flight of their first journey south. It promises to be an unforgettable
experience. They've now come 1124.0 miles. Keep your fingers crossed
for good flying weather and a safe journey's end!
This! Journaling Questions
at the Refuge maps below. (Click to enlarge). Each is home
to the world's endangered Whooping cranes. What do you notice
about the geography of each? What makes each a good place
for Whooping Cranes? Consider
the human populations and human activities of each location.
What disadvantages or outright dangers to cranes can you
think of, if any? (See topics our our Lessons,
Activities and Information page.)
Journey North is pleased to feature this educational
adventure made possible by the
Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).
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