Operation Migration

Click here to read my profile of Operation Migration, a global leader in restoring migratory bird patterns, and inspiration for the 1996 movie Fly Away Home.

“A large autographed poster hangs on the wall of Joe Duff’s office on High Street in Port Perry, an hour’s drive from downtown Toronto. It’s from the movie Fly Away Home, the 1996 Paramount production featuring Jeff Daniels and a young Anna Paquin. The movie, shot in part in Port Perry, was the “inspired by a true story” (loosely) account of a family who lead a flock of geese on their migratory route using an ultralight aircraft.

Most residents of Port Perry know the movie. But what came after the movie — and after the geese — may not be so well-known…”

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