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
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
Working to bring back the cranes! Track the cranes’ migration from Wisconsin to Florida.
International Crane Foundation
Learn more about other endangered cranes from an organization dedicated to protecting them.
Read a brief biography of the scientist who first formally described “imprinting” and gave it its name.
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.