Madison, Wisconsin

Bob & Jan Ross

Bob & Jan Ross

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Madison, Wisconsin

8402 Old Sauk Road
Madison, WI 53562

Phone: (608) 664-1414
Fax: (608) 664-1416
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: We are located just West of the Beltline exit to Old Sauk Road about 1.5 blocks, just west one store after the Walgreens on your right, at the intersection of Old Sauk Road and Junction Road.

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Nature & Hobby Education

Operation Migration CraneCam and Kid’s Activity Book

Posted: 10-20-09

Operation Migration, the lead organization in the efforts to reintroduce endangered Whooping Cranes into eastern North America, is set to begin its 9th season of migration flights from Wisconsin to Florida. The Class of 2009 is made up of 21 young Whooping Cranes.

Operation Migration and the Friends of Necedah National Wildlife Refuge received WBU Pathways To Nature grants in 2000-01 totaling $50,000. These grants helped to pay for an ultra light aircraft, education materials, the enclosures where the Whooping Cranes live and a viewing blind that is used by project staff to monitor the young birds during the reintroduction program.

An exciting addition to this year’s migration is the first ever web cam mounted on an ultra light aircraft. On flight days, OM’s TrikeCam will provide online viewers with never-before-seen live video of Whooping Cranes in flight as they follow the ultra lights from the migration launch site in Wisconsin to the southern terminus in Florida. OM has granted permission for us to show CraneCam on and make it available for you to add to your store’s sitelet. To import the page, go to Site Builder > Corporate Content > Partnerships.> Operation Migration CraneCam.

Craniac Kids Whooping Crane Activity Book

Operation Migration is delighted to announce the launch of a new, entertaining and educational book for school children. A labor of love that has been more than two years in the making, OM was thrilled when sufficient sponsorships were secured to allow it to become a reality.

The Whooping Crane Activity Book is going to press and will be available for distribution by November 1.

Artfully designed to stretch imaginations about the science and story behind saving Whooping cranes from extinction, the Activity Book was produced with the hope of getting young people interested not just in Whooping cranes, but also in wildlife conservation.

Teachers and educators are invited to order complimentary copies of OM's Whooping Crane Activity Book for their students. In order to accommodate as many classes/schools as possible, there is a limit of 30 booklets per order and a maximum of 300 per school. (A shipping/handling fee of $10 to be paid at time order is placed.)

Teachers/educators can order the book at:
Or by calling: 1-800-675-2618.

You will need to provide the following information to order:

  • Teacher/Educator’s name and email address

  • Name of school and street and shipping address

  • Contact telephone number

  • Grade level and number of students in class

While OM has a reasonably large quantity available, orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Shipping will begin November 1.

Also beginning November 1, individuals may purchase a copy of the Whooping Crane Activity Book via OM’s merchandise page at a cost of $3.00 each (not including shipping).