07 Jan '12, 4pm

Legal Problem Grounds a Bird Migration:

Associated Press A pilot guiding cranes on an Operation Migration flight in 2006. Birds and planes don’t mix, as was demonstrated strikingly three years ago when Canada geese were sucked into both engines of a USAir flight from LaGuardia, forcing the plane into the Hudson River . But it turns out that a more benign interaction, using ultralight planes to teach endangered whooping cranes their migration route, has its complications, too. For 11 years, conservationists have used ultralights to guide the birds from Michigan to Florida. The birds are essentially orphans, raised in captivity without parents, but if they can be shown the 1,200-mile route once, they will find their way back to Michigan the following fall on their own, and fly unescorted for the rest of their lives. The idea is a bit weird; the pilots dress up to look like birds so the fledglings will be “imprinte...

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