Cranes Now Crossing Kentucky!
Monday, November 5,2012
Weekly Updates

The week that brought Superstorm Sandy also brought 164 miles of progress for the Class of 2012. A 119-mile flight for the chicks on Day 35 covered two stopovers when they landed in Wayne County, the last stop in Indiana. How high did they fly? How did #6 make the trip? Winds or rain grounded them for two days. What did they do then? All the fun details are in each bird's life story page, with new photos too. On Day 38, Saturday, they left Illinois behind and crossed the border into Kentucky. (Check life story pages to see which bird is pictured below.) Their next stop brings them one flight away from crossing into Tennessee!

They've completed 453 miles of the 1101-mile migration to St. Marks NWR in Florida. Go cranes! See daily reports on Operation Migration's site, and dig into Journey North's rich array of booklets and slideshows, lessons, migration map and list of stopovers. How many stops remain? Next summary: Monday, November 12.

Crane 7 on migration
Image: Operation Migration


Operation Migration's Daily Field Journal

Migration updates posted daily at Operation Migration website so you can follow along.

Crane migration progress: Oct. 1, 2012
Fall 2012 Migration
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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.