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Gaining Ground (+106.5 Miles)
December 5, 2006: Migration Day 62

Woo-HOO! "Today the birds were at their magical best," said lead pilot Brooke. They skipped over a stop, knocked off 106.5 miles in 2 hours and 5 minutes of flying, and reached Pike County, Georgia! Team leader Joe Duff says tomorrow looks like headwinds and a no-fly day, but the following two days look good for flying. This year seems to follow the pattern of a swifter second half for the migration. Go Cranes!

In the Classroom

  • Yesterday Mrs. Black's students in Canada wrote 1282 kms. flown, with 694 kms. left to fly. What will they write today?

    Today's Journal Question: Today's stopover site is 25 miles south of metro Atlanta and one of the nation's busiest air traffic centers. What risks can you think of for the birds and ultralights? What can help keep them safe in such busy air space?
  • Migration Math: The birds have flown on 62 days. See table of miles flown.
    What is the longest distance flown in a day? The shortest distance? What is the difference?

    (b-for-Bonus) What is the average distance covered per day of this migration so far?

  • Record Keeping: Have you updated your Migration Chart? See the chart to answer: What has been the longest time flown in the six years of migration history? What has been the greatest distance?

  • Map the Migration: Use our map or make your own with this migration data

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