Rain Halts Flight Plans(+0 Miles)
January 17, 2008: Migration Day 86

The layover pen at Halpata Preserve is ready and waiting.

Photo Marty Folk, Biological Scientist with the Florida Fish & Conservation Commission

It's raining, so this is day 2 down in Hamilton County, FLorida. With just two flights to go, it's a disappointment to be grounded. Gilchrist County is next, and it's rainy and foggy there, too. Fingers are crossed for a flight tomorrow. The finish line is so close! Excitement is mounting. The public is invited to view the trikes and chicks fly over the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport during their final flight.


In the Classroom
Migration Math:
How many Whooping Cranes are in the new Eastern Flock? Use this information on locations, current as of last week:

Adult Whooping Cranes were distributed in Indiana (3), Tennessee (18), Alabama (2), Georgia (2), South Carolina
(4), Florida (22), and undetermined (8); the hatch-year 2007 chicks include the surviving DAR chicks and the Class of 2007 chicks on migration, now in Hamilton County Florida.



Map Daily News The Chicks The Team

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