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Whooping Crane Festival 2013
September 13, 2013 - September 15, 2013
Friday evening Sept. 13th – Join us for a dinner at the Tuscumbia Country Club! where we will dine with featured speaker Kenn Kaufman!
Exclusive Silent Auction items will be available. $50 pp with a portion of each ticket going to the Class of 2013 Whooping cranes. Cocktail hour: 6pm – cash bar. Dinner 7pm
following dinner, Kenn will provide a presentation titled: Bird Flight as Science and Magic — There are a million reasons why birds are so appealing to humans, but a major aspect is the fact that birds can fly — most of them, anyway. For many people, the flight of birds may symbolize the ultimate freedom. But what does flight mean for the birds themselves? In this heavily illustrated program, Kenn Kaufman will describe the basics of how birds fly, and will talk about the surprising ways that flight defines the life styles of many different kinds of birds.
Saturday, Sept. 14th – Festival begins at 9am with a breakfast provided by the Berlin Rotary Club. Check out the vendors in the marketplace; bid on Silent Auction items; attend one (or all) of the speaker sessions!
Pat Fisher 9:30 to 10:30 – Raptor Rehabilitation: The programs ‘Fisher’ offers are “up close and personal” as she educates with birds ‘on the glove.’ The birds make learning a personal experience and are the best way to present wildlife education.
Michelle Taliaferro 11:00 to Noon
John French 1:00 to 2:00 – USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center:
Tom Schultz 2:30 to 3:30 – Wisconsin Society for Ornithology:
Joe Duff 4:00 to 5:00 – Operation Migration: Joe is the co-founder and CEO of Operation Migration. While there are not very many humans who can include ‘flying with birds’ on their list of accomplishments, if one were ranking them on the number of hours and species, Joe would be at the top of the list. Since 1993, Joe has logged hundreds of hours, guiding Canada geese, Sandhill cranes, Trumpeter swans and of course Whooping cranes along pre-determined migration routes in his small aircraft. Come listen to Joe as he recounts his adventures with humor and incredible images.
Sunday, Sept. 15th – Attend a Craniac tour of the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI. Tickets $20 Meet at ICF at 10am