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.