No Go: Fog & Clouds (+0 Miles)
December 14, 2011: Migration Day 67

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

Can you find the brood model in the pen?
Image: Operation Migration TrikeCam, focused on the pen today.

The migration is grounded by south winds, fog, and low clouds—the effects of warm, humid temperatures—for the third day in Franklin County, Alabama. Check on the birds yourself with the video camera aimed on the pen, and dive into today's questions.

In the Classroom: Journal or Discussion

(a) What nickname would you give crane #6-11 after reading what he did upon arrival at this stopover? (Scroll to the bottom of his bio page.)

(b-for-bonus): The only remaining natural flock of wild Whooping cranes migrates from Canada to Texas for the winter, as they have since the time before dinosaurs. Read the latest news from Aransas NWR. What is the good news? What is the bad news? (Click here for more about why a few birds from this flock wear legbands.)

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