[TN-Bird] Operation Migration - Whooping Cranes

  • From: Irene Janssen <irenejjanssen@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: irenejjanssen@xxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 12:52:47 -0800 (PST)

Hello Birders!
  In this season of the Christmas Bird Counts, I have a great idea for gifts 
for your friends and family that can help the endangered Whooping Cranes:
  Many of you have probably heard that the Operation Migration team has made it 
from the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge here in Wisconsin to their final 
destination in sunny Florida, passing through many states in between with the 
2005 class of juvenile Whooping Cranes. It sounds like all their wonderful 
supporters in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia and 
Florida, as well as many other states, made this another year full of 
hospitality and generous support. I got the chance to watch them fly over 
Wisconsin this year, and it's really quite something.
  As many of you know, this has been a tough year for the Operation Migration 
team. I recently learned from my good friend that they experienced an 
unfortunate vehicular accident at the hands of a careless driver in Tennessee, 
which has cost them nearly $20,000. By all of the reports I have read, this has 
already been such a difficult fundraising year for them, so they are in need of 
out generous support as well in this time of need. They just do such an 
outstanding job, it really pains me to see such a tragedy happen to such good 
people (and good cranes!).
  I noticed on their web page that they offer the option to purchase gift 
memberships, which would make a wonderful gift for the holidays, and would 
really help out this amazing organization at the same time. I know I?ll be 
purchasing one or two (I hope my husband doesn?t read this :). What better gift 
than to help restore the magnificent Whooping Crane to our states?
  May you all have a blessed holiday season (and great birding!),
  Irene Janssen
  Wauwatosa, WI (& Atlanta, GA)
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