OPERATION MIGRATION-USA INC

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 1623 Military Road 639 Niagara Falls NY 14304 USA

Mission: THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE ORGANIZATION WAS FORMED ARE 1) TO DEVELOP SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY FOR ESTABLISHING SAFE MIGRATORY PATTERNS FOR MIGRATORY SPECIES OF BIRDS 2)TO DEVELOP THE TECHNOLOGY FOR IMPRINTING, RAISING AND INSTILLING OF NEW MIGRATORY ROUTES 3)TO TRAIN PERSONNEL IN THE NEW TECHNIQUES SO DEVELOPED
Results: After 8 years there are now 86 migratory Whooping cranes using the migration corridor taught to them by our pilots and field crew. In the 1940's only 16 Whooping cranes remained...
Target demographics: Everyone who enjoys our natural environment - and the migratory birds that live among us
Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands of nature enthusiasts and birders
Geographic areas served: Eastern North America

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful work these folks do, to bring back an almost extinct species! Watching the process of young chicks into adult Cranes is amazing. They also have dedicated followers who watch via ustreamtv.com.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

more money/donations/awareness

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17 people found this review helpful

A more dedicated group of people would be hard to find. Their enthusiasm, knowledge of their work, and foresight are exceptional.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the number of migrating whooping cranes in the flyway east of the Mississippi River that now total 84 starting from zero eight years ago. This could not have been accomplished without their role in the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership project.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do just what they are doing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the feeling that I have made a personal difference in the success of this endeavor. I have also appreciated how available they are in answering questions and acknowledging any help given them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional for their enthusiasm, knowledge, and foresight. They cooperate fully with each other, willingly stepping in to help out wherever help is needed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

add to overworked staff, both in the office and in the field. It would have funding for more of the costly state-of-the-art instrumentation required.

Ways to make it better...

only I was located closer to them to be able to offer more hands-on help.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fundraising, finding new qualified staff, providing more safeguards for the birds while they areon their first ultralight-led migration.

One thing I'd also say is that...

meeting and getting to know Operation Migration staff personally has been one the outstanding pleasures of my life.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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18 people found this review helpful

It's about the birds. Huge, beautiful and endangered birds. Birds of ancient memory. Whooping Cranes. And it's about the people. Extraordinarily talented people. Skilled and self-sacrificing caretakers, pilots, photographers, support personnel, teachers, writers. And thousands of backers who love the birds and want to see them once again in their hundreds.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the successful re-introduction of the Whooping Crane into the Upper Midwest, Midwest, and Southeastern U.S.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep up the good work!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

visiting a festival where I could meet the staff and see the young Cranes being trained to follow ultralight aircraft.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

far beyond what anyone could expect in both talent and commitment.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

devote less effort to fund-raising and more to public education and recruiting of staff.

Ways to make it better...

I had had the good fortune to observe a Whooping Crane in my county, where I know they have been seen by others.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finding the answer to successful nesting and rearing of young birds in the wild.

One thing I'd also say is that...

it has been a privilege to be associated with Operation Migration.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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