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A season on the wind : inside the world of spring migration / Kenn Kaufman.

Kaufman, Kenn, (author.).

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Summary:

A close look at one season in one key site that reveals the amazing science and magic of spring bird migration, and the perils of human encroachment. Every spring, billions of birds sweep north, driven by ancient instincts to return to their breeding grounds. This vast parade often goes unnoticed, except in a few places where these small travelers concentrate in large numbers. One such place is along Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio. There, the peak of spring migration is so spectacular that it attracts bird watchers from around the globe, culminating in one of the world's biggest birding festivals. Millions of winged migrants pass through the region, some traveling thousands of miles, performing epic feats of endurance and navigating with stunning accuracy. Now climate change threatens to disrupt patterns of migration and the delicate balance between birds, seasons, and habitats. But wind farms--popular as green energy sources--can be disastrous for birds if built in the wrong places. This is a fascinating and urgent study of the complex issues that affect bird migration.--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande 598.156 K213 (Text) 35178001757437 Adult Non-Fiction Book System_Only_3months 07/24/2019 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 598.156 KAU (Text) 33892006470091 NON-FICTION Book None 01/06/2020 In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328566423
  • ISBN: 1328566420
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: pilgrims at the gates of sunrise -- The first migration -- Wilderness and waterfowl -- A broken season -- An ill wind -- Turning point -- Wild march -- Creatures of light -- Sifting the mysterious sky -- Threading the needle -- This slice of sky -- Second wind -- Waiting for warblers -- Boardwalk people -- The first big wave -- The biggest week -- The impossible peak -- The parade's gone by -- Pagans of the sky.
Summary, etc.:
A close look at one season in one key site that reveals the amazing science and magic of spring bird migration, and the perils of human encroachment. Every spring, billions of birds sweep north, driven by ancient instincts to return to their breeding grounds. This vast parade often goes unnoticed, except in a few places where these small travelers concentrate in large numbers. One such place is along Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio. There, the peak of spring migration is so spectacular that it attracts bird watchers from around the globe, culminating in one of the world's biggest birding festivals. Millions of winged migrants pass through the region, some traveling thousands of miles, performing epic feats of endurance and navigating with stunning accuracy. Now climate change threatens to disrupt patterns of migration and the delicate balance between birds, seasons, and habitats. But wind farms--popular as green energy sources--can be disastrous for birds if built in the wrong places. This is a fascinating and urgent study of the complex issues that affect bird migration.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Birds > Migration > North America.
Birds > Effect of human beings on > North America.
Birds > Conservation > North America.
Birds > Ohio > Magee Marsh Wildlife Area.
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area (Ohio)
Summary: A close look at one season in one key site that reveals the amazing science and magic of spring bird migration, and the perils of human encroachment. Every spring, billions of birds sweep north, driven by ancient instincts to return to their breeding grounds. This vast parade often goes unnoticed, except in a few places where these small travelers concentrate in large numbers. One such place is along Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio. There, the peak of spring migration is so spectacular that it attracts bird watchers from around the globe, culminating in one of the world's biggest birding festivals. Millions of winged migrants pass through the region, some traveling thousands of miles, performing epic feats of endurance and navigating with stunning accuracy. Now climate change threatens to disrupt patterns of migration and the delicate balance between birds, seasons, and habitats. But wind farms--popular as green energy sources--can be disastrous for birds if built in the wrong places. This is a fascinating and urgent study of the complex issues that affect bird migration.--

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