Final Stop Before the Border! (+47 Miles)
November 3, 2009: Migration Day 19

Twenty follow Richard!
thanks to Karla Ritter at the public flyover leaving Sauk County enroute to Green County, Wisconsin

Whoopie! It's Green County, the last stop before crossing into Illinois! Lucky craniacs who came to today's public flyover were treated to the sight of their lives as all 20 young cranes flew the distance in a long string behind today's lead pilot, Richard. WOW! They stuck with him through layers of bumpy air that made the line sink and then lift as they climbed to smooth air. They took advantage of a 20-mile-an-hour tailwind aloft and landed just before 9 a.m. at Stopover #4. "Brooke and I flew to the runway down below — but not before doing the 'happy dance' in the sky," wrote Richard in the Field Journal. Go Team! Go CRANES!

Check out the TrikeCam mounted on Chris's wing. If you don't see live feed, you can review archived footage here. And see the CraneCam views of the birds in their pen at Stopover #4: Green County, WI.



In the Classroom

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