Good to Go Two in a Row! (+55.2 Miles)
November 10, 2007: Migration Day 29

Photo Operation Migration

GREAT news! After almost 1.5 hours in the air, Joe landed in Morgan County, Indiana with 14 of the 16 birds that took off with him. It's the biggest group to have stayed on the wing for a whole leg of the migration! Crane #721 was slow coming out of the pen, but took off with Richard and they beat the other 16 to the new stopover site. A short way out, #710 broke away from Joe's big group and chase pilot Chris swooped in to fly with 710. When 727 fell back, Brooke picked her up and led her the rest of the way. Action for everyone, and 55.2 miles closer to the finish line!

In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question:
    How do you think the pilots and ground crew feel after today's flight and making progress two days in a row? Tell about a time when you had a nice surprise and felt really good about your day.
    (b-for bonus) What improvements in the birds' performance do you notice from Day 1 to Day 29? What do you think are the reasons?
  • Migration History. Each of the seven ultralight-led migations has been one-of-a-kind. For example, on this date in 2002, the migration was not only grounded in Indiana, but something unusual had happened to the flock 3 days earlier. Look carefully at the map below. Describe what you see. What difficulties would this cause for the ground crew? The pilots?
What unusual event does the map show for Nov. 7 in 2002?

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