Flight School
Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

Operation Migration
http://www.operationmigration.org/index.html
The pioneering migration pilots featured in NATURE’s “Flight School.” Get updates on the birds, watch video clips, and find out how you can get involved.

National Wildlife Federation: Whooping Cranes
http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/whoopingcrane/
Learn amazing whooper facts, see how a baby whooper changes as it grows, and tour the migration patterns of cranes in North America.

Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership
http://www.bringbackthecranes.org/
Working to bring back the cranes! Track the cranes’ migration from Wisconsin to Florida.

International Crane Foundation
http://www.savingcranes.org/
Learn more about other endangered cranes from an organization dedicated to protecting them.

Konrad Lorenz
http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/scientist/konrad_lorenz.html
Read a brief biography of the scientist who first formally described “imprinting” and gave it its name.

Books

Jonathan Elphick, ed. ATLAS OF BIRD MIGRATION: TRACING THE GREAT JOURNEYS OF THE WORLD’S BIRDS. New York: Random House, 1995.

Hermes, Patricia. FLY AWAY HOME: THE NOVELIZATION AND STORY BEHIND THE FILM. New York: Newmarket Press, 2000.

Lishman, Bill. FATHER GOOSE: ONE MAN, A GAGGLE OF GEESE, AND THEIR REAL LIFE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY SOUTH. New York: Crown, 1996.

Lorenz, Konrad. HERE I AM — WHERE ARE YOU?: A LIFETIME’S STUDY OF THE UNCANNILY HUMAN BEHAVIOUR OF GREYLAG GEESE. New York: Harper Collins, 1990.

Matheisson, Peter. THE BIRDS OF HEAVEN: TRAVELS WITH CRANES. New York: North Point Press, 2003.

McCoy, J.J. THE HUNT FOR THE WHOOPING CRANES: A NATURAL HISTORY
DETECTIVE STORY. New York: Paul S. Eriksson, 1996.

  • chloe smith

    i hate whooping cranes so much!! they are the most retarded animals ever made!! they are pointless and no one cares about them!! and fishes are so much cooler than stupid birds!!

  • colleen wilson

    As a teacher of children with autisum this upset me. Living in Florida close to a wild life reserve, we would see the cranes fly north and then south evey year. The children would notice this and some would ask questions, others would try to make the sounds they would make. This would be a break for many of them. To let their minds be a part of nature was very exciting. We are all God’s creatures.

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