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Fall Migration 2016

Whooping Crane Migration
Operation Migration

 

Get ready to follow fall migration highlights as Whooping cranes migrate to their wintering grounds. More...

 

 

Fall Migration Archives

The historic ultralight-led migration project has now ended. Every fall from 2001-2015, Operation Migration pilots led captive-bred Whooping crane chicks on their first fall migration from Wisconsin to Florida. The goal was to reintroduce a new wild migratory Whooping crane flock to the eastern U.S. by establishing 25 breeding pairs from 125 birds by 2020. For more about why the effort was discontinued see, Why No More Aircraft-led Migrations? This migration archive documents the 15-year effort.

Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2015
Operation Migration
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2014
Doug Pellerin
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2013
Heather Ray
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2012
Masako Pellerin

2015

2014

2013

2012

Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2011
Linda Reynolds
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2010
Frances Brown
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2009
Heather Ray
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2008
Operation Migration

2011

2010

2009 2008
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2007
Operation Migration
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2006
Operation Migration
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2005
Operation Migration
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2004
Operation Migration
2007 2006
2005 2004
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2003
Operation Migration
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2002
Operation Migration
Whooping Crane Migration, Fall 2001
Operation Migration
 
2003 2002
2001  
Spring Migration Archives
Whooping Crane Migration
Mark Blassage
Whooping Crane Migration
Klaus Nigge
Whooping Crane Migration
Klaus Nigge
Spring 2013 News
Sue Kersey
2016 2015 2014 2013
Whooping crane adult and chick
Klaus Nigge
Whooping crane on nest
Klaus Nigge
Male Whooping crane displays red crown.
Eva Szyszkoski
Whooping crane  with beak open and tongue showing
Laura Erickson
2012 2011 2010 2009
Young Whooping crane nabs a blue crab to eat.
Brooke Pennypacker
Pair of cranes in migration
Laura Erickson
Pair of cranes in migration
Jason Weinrauch
Pair of cranes in migration
WCEP

2008

2007

2006 2005
 
 
Comparing Fall Migrations: 2001-2015

 

Migration Journal
Whooping Crane Migration Journal Cover Read About Migration image of chart Record Distance Traveled Migration Map
Journal Cover Read
About Migration
Record
Migration Hghlights
Calculate
Distances Traveled
Map
the Migration
Inspire students to think and act like scientists by creating journals as they follow the fall migration. Page by page, the journal becomes a workplace where students explore ever-changing events, record compelling questions, formulate hypotheses, document discoveries, and chronicle the challenges of survival and species recovery.

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

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