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Our sincere gratitude go to all those who have contributed in celebration of 10 years with Whooping Cranes. Your support is helping to ensure Operation Migration can sustain its important wildlife conservation work.



Birthday Wish

Pam Bates NY Happy 10th to OM and God Speed to all on this year's migration.
Marsha Illinois For the 10 years....
Mary Loves Park, Il Happyn 10th to all the birds, & crew of OM. May you all have a safe migration!
Pam & Debby Richmond, Il Thanks for all you've done to help save these majestic birds for future generations...
Kirsten Tallahassee, FL I can't wait to see you guys again as you arrive in St. Marks! Truly an awesome sight... Thank you for what you are doing.
Maclay School 3rd Grade Tallahassee, FL Fly, Cranes, Fly!! We are behind you all the way!!
Lou Anderson Crooks, SD In celebration of the birth of #W1-10
Lou Anderson Crooks, SD In celebration of the birth of #W3-10
Sharron Andresen Ingleside, IL This Reintroduction Project is so positive and so hopeful!Thank you for letting me be a part of it.
Fred Applegate Huntsville, AL I wish for the black flies to find another place to live than Necedah!
deidre asbjorn United States safe migration, hope to see whooping cranes in November
margaret ashe tampa fl Whoop Whoop Whoop for 10 years of sucessful migrations
Doug Augustine Green Bay, WI Continued health
Amy Barbe Athens, GA I wish that the Class of 2010 and handlers have a safe flight south and that #02-10 continues to fly with Big Yellow Mama!
Tish & Doug Beach Boston, GA A safe and easy migration flight
Linda Beckman Crawfordville, FL Cranes, fly forever. Thank you to the most dedicated crew, heartfelt gratitude to you.
ray bednar houston, texas
Mark BIttmann Burlington, WI Keep On Winging!
Merel Black Blue Mounds, WI What a wonderful 10 years!
Libby Blankenhorn Villanova, PA I wish the class of 2010 a safe journey to Florida
Libby Blankenhorn Philly I wish that there will be triple the number of successful nests next year, and a safe flight for these youngsters!
Libby Blankenhorn Philly Wishing all a safe journey South in 2010!!
Mary Bleier Whitewater WI Wishing for all the money needed to be supplied & even more. Wishing for no more black flies & good locations to continue this Operation Migration. : D
Diane Bodkin Barrington, Il Happy 10th! May you always take flight.
Carol Booth Madison WI The class of 2010 has completed their migration by my birthday: January 3rd
Kathie Briggs Charlevoix, MI A safe and swift migration
Lola Brocksen Davis, CA Whooping Cranes forever !!!
james brown sturgeon bay, wi chest out, stomach in, chin up, good luck!
libby burke Palm Harbor Fl May the successes of the past be mutiplied through your extrordinary efforts and attention to detail...into the wild whoopers of the future for my tiny Kennedy and Christopher and Alexander to see a
Pamela Butt Punta Gorda, FL Happy 10th
Gramma Byron Cold Spring, NY For Ellie, that she may grow up watching the Whooping Cranes migrate. Class of 2010, keep the wind beneath your wings and may you all follow the warm currents to Florida and back again.
Tim & Lillie Cannon Bowdon, GA
Colleen Chase Florida
Sharon Cherry Monticello, Illinois Congratulations to all that have made this happen. Happy Flying to the Class of 2010!!
Bill Clark Norman Park GA Best wishes and safe flying to OM 10!
Jan Clark Norman Park GA Good luck and best wishes to all at OM 2010!
Linda Connolly Sun Prairie, WI Wishing you tail winds and sweet spots for a safe and speedy migration
Linda Connolly Sun Prairie, WI Summit Credit Union gave me $10 with the assignment to help someone else with it - to Pay it Forward. Happy Birthday OM!!
Barbara Corcoran Uxbridge, Ontario Happy 22nd Birthday Neil!
Julie Cromwell Oakdale, TN Celebrating my birthday!
Janelle Currin Aledo, TX Here's to a safe journey and that one day I will be able to see Whooping Cranes flying over North Central Texas.
Wendy Dahlberg Pecatonica, IL Fly strong, live long.
Rebecca Dellinger Duncanville, Texas In memory of Warren Pulich & Anne Pulich
Kasey Dixson Coos Bay, OR Happy Birthday Operation Migration! Congratulations to William Lishman for making his dream a reality for 10 remarkable years.
Mary & Paul Dooley Plainfield, IN In honor of Paul's 89th B-day, and not waiting 'til June for my next one! $10 + $10 = $20
Margie Eberhart Angola, Indiana Happy 10th Birthday,Operation Migration! Have a safe and successful migration year.
Sally Enrietto LeRoy, IL Keep Flying
Laura Fairbank Hoffman Estates,IL :)
Jeanne Fick Westminster, CA I have followed the migration for 10 years and I wish you many more years of success.
Marilyn Fleming Raytown, MO The best of wishes and congratulations to all of those that work on this project.
Marilyn Fleming Raytown MO This is to your fly days and the best of safety and health to ALL.
Anna Flemming McCalla, Al. Thank you for your work and dedication to these beautiful birds....
Nancy Freeman Tucson, AZ Congrats on 10 successful years ! and wishing you 10 times more !
Fred Fricker Akron, OH May the dedication of all-Whoppers and Crew-be rewarded with a safe and successful flight in 2010 and many more in the future. What a fantastic program!
Dawn Fronk Ilinois Congratulations class of 2010. Come on #2! You can do it!
Mary Lynn Funk St. Charles, IL Happy Tenth to OM! Many thanks to the crew, and best wishes for a safe, successful migration this year!
Marnie Gaede La Canada, CA The beautiful cranes are able to live without harm, have healthy chicks and fly historical migration routes.
Linda Gall Indianapolis, IN Here's wishing you all a memorable 10th birthday! Take pride in what you've accomplished thus far and keep reaching for the prize, we have faith in all you do. Thanks for taking us along for the ride
Sue Gallagher Alameda,CA Since 10/10/10 was my 66th birthday, I'll celebrate with $66, instead of 10!
Joanne Gasperik Lake Geneva WI I hope you finish the trip in 10 weeks total!
Susan Godshall New Haven CT Congratulations on 10 years of success. Thanks for your dedication to each new class of cranes!
Carole Goodwin Berwyn, IL Fair weather and safe flying, you heroic birds! Congratulations on 10 years.
Joan Gorsky Jefferson, Wisconsin Have a safe and speedy trip.
Marilyn Hampton Wausau, WI Happy Birthday Jim
Camey & Rich Hanks Greene Pensacola, FL Yes we are in!! Keep up the tireless dedication!Hope to see you in the sky's!!
Dorothy Hanning New York, NY Congratulations! There is something magical about an effort that attracts attention from so many. And there is something magical about the dedication of so few people to such an epic undertaking yea
Bev & Al Hansen Spring Hill, FL
Ginny Harrow Stone Mountain, GA In memory of Gerald James Adams and James Robert Adams and Robert E. Adams, all nature lovers and especially whooping cranes for the two native Wisconsinites, Ger and Rob. for Oct 23, 2010-Ger's B-Day
virginia Harrow stone mountain, georgia that my grandchildren may see a wild whooper in Georgia wetlands in my lifetime and I am with them.
Mike & Kathy Hartke Fox River Grove, IL Have a Whooper of a 10th Birthday & safe journey
Barb Hawkins Elk Grove Village, IL Wishing many more and happy flying
Vicki Hedrick Carlinville, IL Safe and speedy migration cranes, pilots, ground crew!
Pat Hendrickson Madison WI Congrats to 10 special years and hopefully many more to come!
Bill and Kathy Hoeper Redington Shores, FL Fly well! In loving memory of John and Gladys Frank, who joyfully introduced us to the project. Looking forward to seeing you in Florida.
Ellie Hopkins IN
Mary L Hudon Hendersonville, NC whoopers, enjoy your pre-teen year with a white flourish of wings
Sheryl Hutchinson Rockford, Illinois Have a safe flight!!!
Judy Jackson Houston, TX Wishing pilots and chicks fair skies and tailwinds!
Patricia Janik Burr Ridge, Illinois 10 years down, and many, many more years and cranes to go!!!
Suzanne Hall Johnson Denver, CO I love your dancing!
Karen Johnson Milwaukee, WI WOW! 10 years of rock solid dedication to the Whooping Crane! May you continue for as long as it takes. Congratulations!
Lynda Johnston Newburgh, IN
Lynda Johnston Newburgh, IN Congratulations to O.M. for 10 successful years--may there be many more.
Rick Jones Madison, WI Better weather for this year's flights!
Kindergarten students and teachers K.W. Barrett Elementary Arlington,VA Looking forward to celebrating the whoopers arrival in Florida!
Susan Kabat Madison, WI A good flight this year!
Kathleen Kaska Austin, Texas Happy Birthday Class of 2010!
Amber Kevil Manor, TX Best of luck to the class of 2010.
Pamela Killen Oldsmar, Florida Hopefully this 2010 class will be successful in reaching their destination in our State.
Anthony King Tennessee Celebrating wedding of J & J Browning, Newman, Western Australia
Kishwaukee Trail Chapter NSDAR Woodstock, IL In Memory of member Norine Mathey
Kishwaukee Trail Chapter, NSDAR Woodstock, IL In celebration of Genevieve Pfeiffer's 90th Birthday on Sept 3rd
Craig & Gayla Kittendorf Crawfordville, FL In memory of 826, 4-10 and 11-10
Dave Kitzman Florida/Wisconsin What can you say about 10 years of dedication and success? Outstanding!!!!!
Rosemarie Kleuker Dunnellon Thank you OM team to give us such a gift
Juanita Kniefel Eleva Wi What a joy to watch them take off on 10/10/10. God speed you on your journey and a safe return to WI in the spring of 2011.
Karen Anne Kolling RI A quick, safe, and enjoyable migration, chicklets :-)
Paula Lambertz Streamwood, IL 10 cheers for OM! Fair skies and gentle north winds for your journey.
Paula Lambertz Streamwood, IL Happy flappy birthday to my mom. Whoop whoop!
Peg Lauber Eau Claire, WI Happy Birthday to OM
Les & Roxie Leutwiler Silver Lake, WI We wish you luck as you continue to save a species for all for us!
Kathleen Lingo New York City That all the cranes and all the craniacs arrive safely.
margery Lloyd metcalfe ontario may the wind carry you through clear skys
Cindy Loken Wisconsin
Meg Lunnum Stanwood, WA 100 more years, if needed, to replenish a wild migration.
Meg Lunnum Stanwood, WA I would like to see the cranes arrive in Florida, some day!!
Nancy M Duxbury, Massachusetts Best wishes 10 times over to the Operation Migration staff - your devotion sets a shining example.
Jane & Lou Maher Middleton WI In a blink of Mother Nature's eye a decade has flown by with the White Birds
Jane Maher Middleton WI Happy Birthday, migrating Chix. May you be safe on your travels.
Catherine Maley Denver May all- birds and humans- stay safe and healthy during this year's migration. Bon vogage!
Linda Mann Kingston, TN
Patricia Marshall Damon, Texas Congratulations and thanks to all of you who are so dedicated to saving the Whooping Cranes! Keep up the good work!
Kay McDonald Beaver Dam, Wisconsin Go New Cranes! Godspeed "Old" Cranes.
Jonnene McFarland Pueblo, CO Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share in this remarkable project.
Connie Meek Hayward, WI Fly safely, class of 2010, and come back next spring!
Deanna Mendels Monticello, NY Best wishes as you celebrate 10 years of wonderful work.
Pat Miller E. Lansing, MI & Naples, FL Thanks for the ride... ...Be careful out there!
Dale Miller Land O Lakes, FL Keep on Flyin!
Dale Miller Land O Lakes, FL Happy landings!
Charlotte Mullen Stoughton, WI 10 Birthday wishes for the 10 years I've enjoyed following the flock
Gretchen Nareff Brandon, FL Happy 10th from a former human parent (Class of '02)!
Charlene Nelson Elbow Lake MN & Floral City FL fly straight and strong little ones!
Cheryl Nichol Kitchener, ON In memory of 11-10
Cheryl Nichol Kitchener, ON In memory of 4-10
Ann Nolan Smith Sparta WI A big whoop for Nolan!!!
Ann Nolan Smith Sparta WI A huge whoop for Nivale!!!!
Helmy Noreen Bradenton, FL Happy 10th Anniversary
Nancy Okamura Chicago, IL
Sara Oliver Michigan
Judy Olson Madison, WI Fair winds!
Marty & Patsy Oman Bloomington, IL Continued success
Alice and Herb Oneal Floral City, Fl. It's never too late to send Birthday Wishes!
Kira Oneal Tampa, Fl. Happy Birthday! from our year-old, Great GrandDaughter.
Marilynn Papendick Palm City, Fl, 34990 Our Sandhill Cranes are sending their very best wished for your 10 year celebration.
Marilynn Papendick Palm City, Fl 34990 I wish you the maximum amount of good cheer on the 10th anniversary. You make my day, every day.
Theresa Pawlicki Dade City, FL I wish for good weather so that the whoopers will have a quick and safe journey to Florida
Joann Phares Va Beach, VA Happy Flying!
Maxene Pickert Tampa, Florida May you all be blessed with a safe journey.
Linda Pickthall Houston TX Congratulations to a most extraordinary group of people, leading an extraordinary project for a most inspiring cause. There is hope in this world after all !
Martha Pippitt Rockford, IL I wish all a safe journey south and a return to the north next spring.
Jeanne Plumb Antioch, Il Wishing you a safe and successful migration in 2010.
Don Pollette Inverness, Fl. Have a safe journey to Florida
Nancy Pope Burnsville, MN Godspeed class of 2010!
Robin Proud Canton, GA A safe migration
Rachel Ramsey Ormond Beach, Fl Happy 10th! May you always take flight.
Heather Ray Port Perry, ON Congratulations on 10 fabulous years! WHOOP!
Phyllis K Ray Greenwich, CT Ongoing survival bringing joy to millions
Phyllis Ray Greenwich, CT The joy of life
Julie Reagan Miami, Florida Happy 10th!! I come every year to the flyover in Fla. and there's nothing I enjoy more!
Julie Reagan Miami, Florida Hope to see you soon coming into Florida!!
Julie Reagan Miami, Florida Happy Birthday and thanks to Liz for everything she does! (Everything EVERYBODY does!)
Lori Rich Maine Congratulations on 10 incredible years and many thanks to the whole OM Team.
Jeff Ricketts St. Charles, IL I'm a 'newbie' to the migration, and am impressed with the dedication of everyone and the field journal entries! I wish you a good departure, soon, from Pecatonica - and hope to see you in LaSalle.
Lois Ridgen Ontario To celebrate your 10th Birthday
Vivienne Rimoldi GA & FL Please be safe, dear cranes, how we love you and also, the wonderful team that helps you on your first migration. It couldn't be done without them.
Paula Ritschard Monticello, WI I wish for a safe migration, for favorable flying weather. A huge thank you to all members and volunteers of OM for keeping the fate of the whooping cranes alive. I also wish for all your miles to b
Ronald Robeson Macon,Ga
Judith Roderick Placitas, New Mexico Long may they fly!!!
Jamie Rothstein Elburn, IL Safe migration to all. Everybody at OM is a 10!
Laura Rowan Berkeley, IL Happy Flappy 10 year birthday to the Operation Migration Team and Volunteers and this years special class of young cranes! May you only have good winds to get you to your destination!
Diana Rudloff Pennsburg, PA May the winds be kind to the class of 2010, the OM crew and all the other migrating cranes!
ed and renate ryan hernando, florida Congratulations to all of you, past and present, for your dedication to this wonderful project. God bless you all for the work you do to help His creatures.
Marianna Sadowski Lafayette, Indiana Best wishes for continued success with the wonderful whoopers on your tenth birthday! Godspeed!
Betty Savell Clermont, FL Happy Birthday - will be looking for you when you fly over Dunellon
Crystal Schaaf Sudbury MA 10 years of dedication!!!
Teddie Schmidt Niles, Illinois A safe, successful migration for all associated with OM
Brigitte Schmidt Schaumburg, IL Happy Birthday and congratulations on 10 years! Whoop Whoop!
Helen Schneider Madison, WI keep flying
Beverly Shell Piper City, IL
Trish Shepard Moultrie,Ga. 31768 Shepard Farms wishes you a successful flight! GO CRANES!!
Kathy Shimata Honolulu, HI Many more celebrations!
Dale Shriver Marengo, IL Our wish is by 2020 OM's goal of 125 birds at Necedah is reached - we think it can be done
Joan Siegwald Mobile, AL Congratulations on 10 successful years of Whooping Crane migration!
Signal Hill Chapter NSDAR Barrington, IL We wish you a Happy 10th Birthday & a safe journey
Peter Smith Chapel Hill, NC Congratulations! May the wind gods be with you!
Linda Smith Birmingham, AL I've loved following the journeys - waiting for you in Alabama!
Peter Smith Chapel Hill, NC cooperated last time. COME ON wind gods- come from the frozen tundra, gently get behind our birds' back and nudge us south. Give us some great flying weather, please!!
Christy Smith Cedar Grove, Wisconsin Whoop! Whoop!!
Kim Sorlie Schaumburg, IL I can't think of a better way to celebrate my December Birthday than by saying Happy 10th to Operation Migration! I am honored to be a member!
Linda Spyhalski Elk River, Mn Safe Journey to the Whoopers and Crew!
Russ Steele Bloomington, IL my wishes for some of our often nicer Illinois fall weather ! !
Susan Stevens Madison, WI Stay safe and propagate!
LISA Tart Hayward/Homosassa You guys are a "10" we love you for what you do, keep up the good work cuz it's paying off!
Mark Theisen Plymouth, Michigan May all my dear children have a successful journey, and one day lead their own chicks on migration in turn. In memory of 11-10.
Claire Timm Tallahassee, FL God Speed to all!!!
Margie Tomlinson Saint Helens, OR 97051 Don't give up! Next year could be the best year yet!
Maggie Turk Waupun, Wi My wish is to get the 2010 cranes to Florida and get the Eastern migratory flock a reality.
Bart Varelmann Spring Hill, FL 34607 I'm pleased to contribute
LaVonne Wagner Lodi, WI Best wishes to the class of 2010!
Darryl Wahler Sterling, IL Go, whoopers, go!
shirley walter ocala, fl a safe and wonderful flight
Frederick Wasti Massachusetts For #11-10
Vi White Glenview, IL Wishing the best to all, but especially Crane #10-10. She is a bit of magic herself.
Peg Wiggins Hudson, WI Fingers crossed for a safe trip S.
JoAnn Williams Weirsdale, Florida Here's to a safe journey and many more to come!
Dennis Williams Weirsdale, FL Happy 10th and looking forward to seeing you in Florida real soon.
Carla Wuebben FL Good luck! See you as you fly over the Dunnellon airport
William Zierath Petersburg Best of luck to the Class of 2010, and thanks to the dedicated staff and volunteers.