MIGRATION DAY 87 – DOWN DAY 1

We will not be adding any migration miles to the five the pilots managed to eke out yesterday. Winds on the surface are relatively cooperative, but aloft it is another story with the south sending up it’s blustery and rainy weather.

CRANES TEXAS HABITAT WOES UP THE VALUE OF THE EASTERN MIGRATORY POPULATION
An article recently published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel authored by journalist Lee Bergquist was titled, “Risks to cranes in Texas raise profile of Wisconsin program.”

In the article, noting the reason for starting new flocks [of Whooping cranes] in places such as Wisconsin was as an insurance measure should catastrophe strike in Texas, President and CEO of the International Crane Foundation, Richard Beilfuss, was quoted as saying, “We think it vindicates the decision. There is plenty that can go wrong down there – hurricanes, an oil spill and drought.”

Read the full article.

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