Grounded but Searching (+0 Miles)
November 26, 2007: Migration Day 45

Photo Taylor Richter

In Washington County, Kentucky, rain is falling and headwinds are blowing. The 16 young cranes are safely in their travel pen, and the team is searching for #733. Volunteer top cover pilots Dave and Jack have been airborne for many hours. Chris and Richard have tracked in the trikes, and team members in three ground vehicles have crisscrossed two states listening for radio signals from #733's leg band. What might happen? What to do? Read Joe Duff's thoughts as you wish them all the good luck in the world.

In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question: (a) Have you ever been lost? How did you feel? How did you get found again?
    Joe says, "If we don’t find #733, she will be the first bird we have ever lost." If they find #733, what big decision must the team make? What would YOU do? Explain why.
  • Migration History: Yesterday you read about #418 being lost. Today read about #615, who was found after two days.


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