December 31, 2013
Whooping cranes take off to follow an ultralight aircraft on another leg of their 1,100-mile jounrey from Wisconsin to St. Marks, Fla. Organizers of the 13th annual training flight for young whooping cranes expect them to get to their new winter home on New Year's Day. (Photo: Operation Migration)
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The aircraft led birds are expected today at their new winter home near St. Marks, Fla.
Organizers with the migration of the eight young whooping cranes hope to cap it off with a New Year’s Day flyover at St. Marks.