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November 1, 2001
Day 16

Still Waiting for the Right Winds

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Hear Joe describe flying with the cranes.
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Operation Migration

Kankakee, IL is getting mighty familiar. Today's winds are still out of the south--coming from the same direction the cranes want to travel. How many days has the migration been held up by weather? If you've been counting, you know it's 16. In comparison, last year's 40-day ultralight migration with sandhill cranes, which was the dress rehearsal for this whooping crane migration, was held up for a total of 7 days--2 for mechanical reasons and only 5 because of poor weather.

To help you remember what this migration is all about while we wait for better weather, Joe tells what it's like to fly with the cranes. Click under the photo to hear Joe.

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Journey North is pleased to feature this educational adventure made possible by the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP).

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