No Go: Clouds, High Humidity (+0 Miles)
December 13, 2011: Migration Day 66

Class of 2011 in their travel enclosure on Dec. 13, 2011 in Alabama.

Image:Operation Migration TrikeCam

Today's wam, humid weather would make it tough for the cranes to have a good flight. After the test flight, the pilots turned the video camera on the pen so we can see the cranes. What are they doing in this photo? Why is a net covering the top of the travel enclosure? Why do you think there's a "fence" in the middle of the pen?

In the Classroom: Journal or Discussion

(a) Is it harder for you to breathe during strenuous outdoor exercise on a humid day? The pilots know it's harder for the birds to breathe in air that holds a lot of moisture. Review Why is Cool Air Best? and choose a question at the endfor your journal.

Migration History: Zoom back to a year ago today by clicking here. Where was the Class of 2010 on this date? How many fliights stand between the Class of 2011's current location and the place where the migration was a year ago today? (See Data page for the route/stopover list to count remaining stops.)

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