Saturday, June 9, 2012

Operation Migration

This way cool organization works to save the endangered Whooping Crane.

Wanna help?  Become a MileMaker.

Seven states, 1285 miles, and an unknown number of migration days lie between the Class of 2012 Whooping crane chicks' fledging grounds in Wisconsin, and their wintering grounds in Florida.

Your generous support by becoming a MileMaker Sponsor will help to ensure the newest generation of Whooping crane chicks is well prepared and the funding is in place for the biggest adventure of their young lives - their first-ever migration - a migration led by OM's aircraft.

And the coolest part?  During their migration, the site maintains a map showing their progress, so any given day you can login and see where the birds have progressed to!  I love it!

I saw my lifer Whooping Crane in Aransas, on the coast of Texas.  We took a boat excursion and saw them feeding among the reeds in the marsh.  Lo and behold - since then the Whoopers have begun stopping over during their migration just down the road from my parents house, at Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge in Decatur AL!  So I didn't have to go all the way to Texas to see them after all!

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