Whooping Cranes, Aircraft, Migration, Operation Migration, Fly Away Home, Operation Migration, Fly Away Home, Joe Duff, Wildlife Reintroduction, Endangered species
OM logo
Mission Statement

JOIN us for the 2014 Whooping Crane Festival in Wisconsin.
September 12- 14

Homepage button


OM Facebook

Site Map




Please visit us In The Field for the latest news.


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.

We need your help! Operation Migration relies on contributions from individuals and foundations to continue our work. You can help ensure the Whooping crane survives for future generations by calling 800-675-2618, or visiting this link to pledge your support.

Operation Migration is a founding partner of the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership (WCEP), the coalition of non-profit organizations and government agencies behind the project to safeguard the endangered Whooping crane from extinction.

  MileMaker Campaign

You can help!

Operation Migration is a non-profit organization in the United States and Canada. Your tax-deductible contributions help keep this exciting wildlife reintroduction literally, "In The Air"

 Please visit Contribute to learn more...

1994-2014 Operation Migration Inc. & Operation Migration - USA. Not to be reproduced for purposes, public or private without the expressed written consent. To obtain consent please visit the Contact Us page.

Privacy Policy (PDF)