Onward to Stopover #2! (+18 Miles)
October 23, 2007: Migration Day 11

Photo Operation Migration

Whoopee! Brooke launched with all 17 birds on a morning made for migrating. Most of the crane-kids stayed on Brooke's wing for the 18-mile flight. Chris flew with two. Joe and #714 were last to land, but #727 and #735 were last to arrive. Why? Check their life story pages, and see today's journal questions. What a great day — with all birds now at Stop #2 in Wisconsin's south Juneau County!

In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question:
    (a) We all have our eyes on #735, the baby of the group. Review her life story and write a prediction for how you think she will do on this migration and why. Like a scientist, you can come back and update your prediction as new information comes.
    (b-for bonus)
    When #727 dropped out Charlie took up the hunt in the tracking van. He couldn't find her and her radio signal kept fading in and out. The pilots flew circles in the area and saw her at last. Charlie could then find and crate #727 and drive her to the new pen site, where the ground crew had set up the travel pen. Why are at least two reasons why the ground crew is an important part of the team?


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