Living On the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds

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Bird migration is one of the world’s great natural phenomenons. Scott Weidensaul follows awesome kettles of hawks over the Mexican coastal plains, bar-tailed godwits carried on gale winds for 7,000 miles across the Pacific from Alaska to New Zealand, and myriad songbirds whose numbers have dwindled so dramatically in recent decades. Migration paths form an elaborate global web that shows serious signs of fraying, and Weidensaul delves into the tragedies of habitat degradation and deforestation with an urgency that brings to life the vast problems these miraculous migrants now face. This beautifully written book blends personal adventure, natural history and a call for conservation, and it was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Paperback. 

Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than thirty books, a bird expert and researcher.