Stopover #2! (+18 Miles)
October 27, 2009: Migration Day 12

Hooray! Safely flown to Stopover #2 in South Juneau County, Wisconsin are 901, 905,
903, 926, 918, 904, 913, 919, 908, and 929! Richard (with 7) and Joe (later with 3) were able to lead them there, but 906, 907, 910, 911, 912, 914, 915, 927 and 924 flew back to Stopover Site #1. Crane 925 dropped out in a cornfield and was found only after a land and air search. He finished the trip in a crate in the van! Meanwhile, the team had to build more crane crates to box up the other dropouts for transport to Stopover #2 in road vehicles. Well, it looks like these "turnbacks" can try to do better tomorrow — because right now the weather forecast seems good to go. Will they get their act together?

The morning's action was captured for all to see on the world's first CraneCam and TrikeCam! Did you watch the first-ever video of a migration flight arrival?



In the Classroom

  • Today's Journal Question: (a) How many miles have they come so far? (b-for-bonus) Why do you think the pilots are reluctant to crate and transport the birds that don't cooperate in making the flight? Write your thoughts, then compare with pilot Joe Duff's thoughts.
  • Teachers! Send your classroom order for Operation Migration beautiful new activity books! Available Nov. 1, they are FREE! Click on image for details:


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