AT FORTY YEARS AND COUNTING, CELEBRATED ORNITHOLOGIST GEORGE ARCHIBALD’S GLOBAL CRUSADE TO PROTECT CRANES STILL HAS THE WIND BENEATH ITS WINGS.

Last night George Archibald was awarded the $100,000 Lufkin Prize from National Audubon in recognition of his long career in conservation. It’s Archibald, as much as anyone, who is responsible for the whooping crane’s long, slow climb back from the brink of extinction. A pivotal moment in that return can be traced back 37 years, to an individual whooping crane going through an identity crisis.

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