Week 8: Zooming Ahead! (Total Gone: 812 Miles)
December 1, 2014
Weekly Updates

Wahoo! Tailwinds and twofers gained 243 miles of fantastic progress through Alabama. Flying without cranes #4 and #10 also helped. Those two birds had led the others to follow them in dropping out, so the team decided to crate and drive them. It worked: The other five soared as never before. With about 300 miles to go, they are just a few more flights from their winter home in Florida! See our next weekly summary December 8 — or a news flash if they finish sooner. Until then, read latest details on bio pages, including next plans for #4 and #10. See live action on Operation Migration's crane cam and flight cam channels. Daily updates appear at Operation Migration.

The young cranes achieved an altitude of 5,200 feet on Nov. 28!
One of the Class of 2014 Whooping Cranes in flight November 27.
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