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A Season on the Wind: Inside the World of Spring Migration Kindle Edition
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“In A Season on the Wind, Kenn Kaufman soars above his Ohio home place and artfully shares the world of birds and the miraculous feats of migration that persist amidst constant conservation struggles and hard-won successes. It’s a wondrous compendium of stories about birds and humans that compels us to be more in nature and work ever harder to protect it. The message within to love and conserve is as clear as a Swainson’s thrush’s flight call in a spring night sky. What A Season on the Wind does is so much more than inform, it inspires.” —J. Drew Lanham, author of The Home Place
“Some people love birds, but others have a passionate commitment to birding. Kenn Kaufman has that kind of dedication, which includes a fascination for bird watching, but also he’s a genuine part of the birding community dedicated to protecting these beautiful creatures.” —Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist
“Seamlessly weaving together natural history with personal narrative, Kaufman reveals how an appreciation of birds not only helps build community and conserve land, but also can make life a great deal richer for each of us. The more he uncovers the fascinating lives and migratory feats of birds, the more wonder and magic he lays bare; by the end, his sense of awe has become our own. A Season on the Wind will transform the way we see birds and the season of spring!” —Melissa Groo, wildlife photographer and conservationist --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07FK8M3X2
- Publisher : Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (April 2, 2019)
- Publication date : April 2, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 18297 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 301 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #246,398 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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His marvelous descriptions of the wonders of bird migration are both informative and inspiring. He grounds it all in the day-to-day, week-to-week lived experience of observing birds in the marshes along the shore of Lake Erie. The collateral history and phenomenon of the roles of birders, hunters, scientists, farmers and local citizenry, including their contributions to the protection and enjoyment of an increasingly endangered ecosystem
I give this book the highest of recommendations - especially for any and all birders - but also for anyone who enjoys nature more generally, Northwestern Ohio homies and readers in general.
There is a second, parallel plot in the book, where Mr. Kaufman describes the efforts of the staff at Black Swamp Bird Observatory to prevent a giant wind turbine from being constructed in the critical migratory path near Magee Marsh in Ohio. The task that Mr. and Mrs. Kaufman and their colleagues undertook is inspiring and profoundly important.
This book was like a lifeline during the covid-19 crisis, helping me to escape for a while and connect with something amazing and wonderful.
A must for nature lovers. I wish everyone would read it and be inspired to protect our living Earth.