Operation Migration is a non-profit organization devoted to the reintroduction of endangered Whooping Cranes throughout North America.
Bidding is NOW open on our 2014 online Facebook auction!We’re very excited to have 34 WONDERFUL items in this auction, all donated by YOU, our faithful supporters! Here’s where the items are located: http://on.fb.me/XZmyVm. Here’s how the online auction works:
Here’s a FUN way to support whooping cranes!Purchase a 2014 Whooping crane Chip from our Marketplace for $20. Each Chip is individually numbered and contains an alpha/numeric code. As soon as you receive your Chip in the mail, visit www.coinlogin.org to register your name and email, along with your Chip number and code. Over the next few months, we’ll be holding random draws for some fun items so keep an eye on your inbox. Once all the Chips are gone, we’ll hold FOUR additional draws:
Joan asks - “Does all these no-training days become a problem for the cranes flight schedule”?
If only we could hatch the cranes earlier so they would fledge in July. That way they would be ready to leave on the migration in August when the weather is still cooperating.
In July the calm mornings allow us to train almost every day, but toward the end of August the fall weather system sets in and training days become as rare as Whooping cranes. It is bad timing because that is just when we need good flying conditions to increase their endurance and keep them following.
This is the season when bad habits are dangerous. If we get another episode of behavior like number 10 displayed earlier in the summer, we don’t have the flying days to correct it. The problem just gets worse as time goes on and the start of migration turns into a fiasco and we have all seen that one act play.
There is nothing we can do about good weather withdrawal. We go through the 12 steps from denial to anger and finally acceptance. Then, when Indian Summer finally arrives, we start over and somewhere in central Illinois it all comes together. The birds finally get the message.
We get a few flyable days in a row and the reward is a long string of pearls off the wing tip of the lead aircraft and a light at the end of the migration tunnel.
All we can do now is cross our fingers and know that we will see you on the other side.
We have a great way for Craniacs to help raise funds AND friends for Whooping cranes!If you’ve been following our work you’re no doubt familiar with our Give A WHOOP! campaign. Meant to be a quick and fun way to celebrate milestone events; whether they be milestones in the development of our new class of Whooping cranes chicks, such as eggs hatching, or first flight, or milestone events in our supporters lives (birthdays, anniversaries) worthy of celebrating - this campaign is a way for you to WHOOP! in celebration of something and to post a message with your gift. Now YOU can create your own Give A WHOOP! page, which can very easily be shared via email or your social networking sites! Random prize draws will be made throughout the year for both fundraisers and donors and include USB bracelets with the OM logo, embroidered Whooping crane patches, and a copy of a beautiful coffee table book: The Whooping Crane - Images From The Wild by Klauss Nigge.