a team of austrian biologists are hand-raising northern bald ibis chicks (geronticus eremita; “waldrapp” in german) to save them from extinction (or, actually, try to reintroduce them here).
since these ibis are migratory birds, somebody has to lead the way to their wintering grounds in autumn. the scientists are doing that, using ultralight airplanes, …just like amy did. ;-)
from the biological point of view: WOW, pretty cool!
more information: www.waldrappteam.at