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during my Photographic Journeys.
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from the Inspirational Audio Slideshow Series by the Nature Photographers Network
This was an extremely fun and educational project to be involved with plus a real honor to
work and associate with such amazing talent for this production.
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The Whooping Crane is a unique and endangered species that was on the brink of extinction until the dedicated men and women of the Whooping Crane Recovery Team developed a remarkable technique for reintroducing raised fledglings back into the wild and help the population rebound. The project is called Operation Migration and since 2001 has helped increase the numbers from a low of 13 birds worldwide to over 600 today while developing a secondary migratory population in Eastern North America.
See more about this project at: http://operationmigration.org/
Brooke Pennypacker was lead pilot this day as he collects the 2015 class of young Whooping Cranes and departs from Ft Gaines Georgia
I was fortunate enough to be asked to cover the lay-over for stop 20 of 23 during the 2015/16 migration in my Mother's home town of Ft Gaines Georgia by the local newspaper - The Southern Tribune in Cuthbert Georgia. The 3 day trip down south turned into 10 days to cover the story due to weather related delays and meetings that took key members of Operation Migration back to Wisconsin for several days. It was quite an experience as I got to be involved with all the members and the project as a whole way beyond what I expected to the point of making some endearing friendships. The story also took an unexpected turn, after 15 years, it was announced on 1/22/16 that the plug was pulled on the ultralight guided migration part of the program so I was not only covering this years migration, but the last of the migrations as well. Click HERE for further information and to see the story I submitted that was published in the 1/28/16 issue of the newspaper.
The Southern Tribune Article
"End of an Era for Ft Gaines and Operation Migration"
By Mike Ramy