A Season on the Wind by Kenn Kaufman (Special Edition-Signed Copy!)
Purchase the book from us and you'll be delighted to find a special message from Kenn Kaufman included with his signature on your copy!
On May 19th, author Kenn Kaufman will introduce his book during a live presentation and share his perspective on what makes Ottawa NWR & surrounding areas so special for birds & birders alike! Sign up for our Seek Refuge Days - we can't wait to share this with you! https://www.friendsofottawanwr.org/seek-refuge-days.html
About the Book: 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.