Woo-HOO! Stopover #3 (+23.7 Miles)
October 25, 2007: Migration Day 13

Photo Crhis Gullikson, Operation Migration

Progress! Chris and his ultralight led the way, but all the pilots got into action in a sky rodeo when the birds soon scattered instead of following. Eventually 14 birds flew to the pen in Sauk County and #716 and #727 arrived in boxes in the vehicles of Charlie and Megan. Who's missing? Crane #710 went AWOL soon after take-off! Tracking on the ground, Bev and Nate scanned for radio signals with handheld antennas and receivers. After delivering #716, Charlie drove back to help. Top cover pilots Don and Paula searched from the air. Everyone was scrambling on this migration day — breaking down camp for the move and getting the pen and motor homes set up and ready at the next stop — AND catching #710! Sauk County is still in Wisconsin but just one more stop remains before they cross the Illinois border.

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In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question: Read Chris's log entry for today's flight. Why do you think Chris carries brochures about these cranes and the work of Operation Migration to give to people like those in the field where he landed to find #716? Describe how and why Chris approached the people. Were you surprised?
  • Migration History: Where was the migration on day 13 in 2006? What was the date? See the archives to find out.>>


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