• A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds-A Book Review

    12 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    Ask any birder-migration is joy. It's endless frustration that suddenly erupts into wild excitement, a reason to get up in the morning, a goal for the mind and a bandage for the soul as we muddle through winter and pandemic. It is also, as Scott Weidensaul makes clear in his new book, A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds , a phenomenon that demands our close and continuing attention because by observing migration we (1) learn more about the evolutionary adaptations-sometimes commonsensical, sometimes mind blowing-that enable birds to migrate and thus survive, (2)...
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