TROY, Alabama (CBSMiami/AP) – Eight young whooping cranes, that are supposed to be on their way to Florida, remain grounded Friday in Alabama due to flying conditions.

Operation Migration, an organization working with the birds on their journey to the Sunshine State, says the birds’ journey has been delayed because of winds.

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The group is in Pike County south of Montgomery, but workers hope to get the cranes moving again on Saturday.

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The birds are making a more than 1,100-mile journey from Wisconsin to Florida’s Gulf Coast.

The young birds are being guided along the route by pilots in tiny airplanes called ultralights.

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