Same Story: Too Much Wind (+ 0 Miles)
December 15, 2008: Migration Day 60

The team and birds are grounded by winds for a third day in Franklin County, Alabama. They are 702 miles into their 1,285-mile journey south. Tomorrow's weather forecast is currently calling for the right ground winds for take-off, but wrong-way winds aloft. Sorry we don't have better news!

In the Classroom:

  • Today's Journal Questions:
    (a) Five birds (803, 819, 828, 829 and 830) dropped out and were crated and driven to to Franklin County on December 12. What important steps do trackers take when they go after the dropouts? How does marsh music help? Find answers in this story from tracker Charlie during last year's migration.
  • (b-for-bonus) Where were they on migration Day 60 in 2007? In 2006? Now you know where they were on migration Day 60 the past two years. What is different about the 2008 migration? What is the single most important reason for the unpredictable length of the migration?

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