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October 14, 2006: Migration Day 10


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Operation Migration

Going Nowhere
The winds are whipping like crazy and rolling over the corn fields near the birds' pen," reports Marie. The weather just won't let them leave Stopover #2 in Juneau County, WI.

"Except when we are at the pen, in order to stay warm the birds pretty much stay hunkered down out of the wind as much as possible," Marie explains. "They all crowd around the door as we come in, and then follow us around the pen hoping to catch a few corn kernels should some be dropped from the puppet. The birds are eating like crazy; every morning and evening the feeders need to be refilled. They, like most other migratory birds, have an innate desire to fatten up for their long migration."

In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question: "Today Bev said, we need to get the birds moving before the seriously bad weather moves in." Think about Bev's words. Then write a statement that tells why ultralight planes are needed in order to get these young cranes to their winter home in the south. How is their migration different from the migration of the older, wild whooping cranes?
  • Click 2005 map for animation!
    Migration History: Don't be discouraged; the migration WILL happen. This animated map of last year's journey south proves that delays are a normal part of every migration. Will they go tomorrow?

Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure presented in cooperation with the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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