Preparing for Migration!
September 15, 2015
Weekly Updates

The young cranes in the Class of 2015 have proved themselves just great at flying long, well and high—and at following the aircraft. The Operation Migration team says, "No doubt about it, this cohort is ready to migrate and the target departure date has been set for September 20." The cohort includes five females and one male. Journey South and Operation Migration are eagerly counting down to the young crane's first southward migration, with their aircraft leaders to teach them the way. Will the weather cooperate? Stay tuned for weekly reports on Mondays once migration begins!

Class of 2015 in training flight
Tom Shultz

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Journey North is presented by Annenberg Learner.
Partial funding for this news update has been made possible through Operation Migration by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Southern Company through the Power of Flight Program.