Weather Woes Again (+0 Miles)
November 25, 2010: Migration Day 47

It's Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., and the team is hunkered down in Union County, Kentucky. They are trying to stay dry in the rain and alert because of a flood watch. That's right: no flight today. The crane-kids are safe on high ground, having a jolly time probing in the mud.

Eastern Flock Migrating! Meanwhile, cold and snow have come to Wisconsin. But the cranes know how to handle it. All of the 2010 DAR (Direct Autumn Release) Whooping Cranes have begun their migration south! On November 20, #22-10, #25-10 and #27-10 departed Necedah NWR. They are currently in Greene County, Indiana,in the same area as the family group with wild-hatched #3-10. The remaining seven DAR cranes left on Nov. 23. Five of them are following some 2009 Whooping Cranes, just as experts hoped they would. The location of the other two DAR birds is currently unknown. Most of the Eastern Flock's adult Whooping cranes also left on migration Nov. 23. Only nine remain on or near the summer home of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. The late-leavers include the family group with wild-hatched chick #W1-10.

You can keep up with each and every Whooping crane in the new Eastern flock throughout their lifetimes. Just click on Journey North's bio pages and choose the hatch year and the bird you want to learn about.


Enjoy your holidays away from school.


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