This camera records the awe inspiring story of a dedicated team of conservationists at Operation Migration and their mission to save the highly endangered Whooping Crane. You’ll be able to follow the training of the cranes leading up to their first migration south. A journey that which will also be broadcast LIVE and in-flight, you’ll be up in the air with the cranes!
The young cranes arrive to start their training program which will lead them on their first migration south later in the year.
Operation Migration has played a lead role in the reintroduction of endangered Whooping cranes into eastern North America since 2001. In the 1940s the species was reduced to just 15 birds. Using ultralight aircraft, Operation Migration pilots act as surrogate parents and guide captive-hatched and imprinted Whooping cranes along a planned migration route beginning in Wisconsin and ending in Florida - as depicted in the Columbia Pictures film Fly Away Home.