Monday, December 18, 2006

18 Whooping Cranes approach their destination

Would you like to see the "Flight Class of 2006" as the 18 chicks get closer to Chassahowitzka NWR? You're invited to the Arrival Flyover Event on Tuesday the 19th at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport, west of Ocala and northeast of the refuge.

The chicks have followed an Operation Migration ultralight aircraft for more than 75 days and across more than 1,220 miles from Necedah NWR in central Wisconsin.

The flyover, most likely after 8 a.m., will include guest speakers from the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership and a chance to meet Operation Migration’s pilots and migration team members. You also can buy Whooping Crane items and enjoy coffee and breakfast foods.

Here's the aiport's address to find directions: 15070 SW 111th St., Dunnellon FL 34432.

Because the ability to fly depends on weather, the event might not be confirmed until Tuesday morning. For updates, visit Operation Migration.


Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

I absolutely LOVE that someone is doing this. What a long hard job, done with love of the birds in mind.
God love 'em.

December 20, 2006 9:25 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Pretty darn cool, hunh?

No doubt they'd love some financial donations (c:

December 20, 2006 9:29 PM  

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